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Robert G Gordon

Military

Killed in Action (KIA). B-24J A/C 42-50336 'Pale Ale' crashed when control cables snapped and crew lost control.

Service

People

  • Jack Campbell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    RTD. B-24J A/C 42-50336 'Pale Ale' crashed when control cables snapped and crew lost control.

  • Harold Hendrickson

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Nose Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Sam Kessler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator/Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew 14 missions. Shot down, bailed out, landed on a church steeple, ended up in the hospital AM

  • Ferdinand Kjar

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-24J A/C 42-50336 'Pale Ale' crashed when control cables snapped and crew lost control.

  • Aloysius McCloskey

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Waist gunner on B-24 Liberator, bailed out 20 February 1945 after the control cables on his a/c snapped over Belgium.

  • Richard Prybrylski

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

  • Henry Wynia

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Los Angeles, CA, USA 1942

3700 Northland Drive

Died Dergneau, 7912 Frasnes-lez-Anvaing, Belgium 25 February 1945
Buried 1946

Tablet of the Missing

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2015 03:42:38 466thHistorian Changes to awards
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 16:18:27 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2014 23:56:23 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / addition to MACRs, unit history

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