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  • Fred Bender

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer, Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Fred Bender served as a flight engineer and top turret gunner with the 785th Bomb Squadron of the 466th Bomb Group. On 5 April 1945, he was Killed in Action (KIA) when his aircraft, B-24J A/C# 42-51531, was shot down over Holland. His body was never...

  • Patrick Dillard

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

  • Walter Gossling

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • George Graboski

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Lewis Lovell

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • William Pieper

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Armand Pohle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Philip Ross

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb 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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-51531

    B-24 Liberator
    For reasons unknown, the Liberator left formation over The Netherlands and was lsot, with all 10 men on board Missing In Action (MIA). They are all memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge.


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...


Event Location Date
Lived in New York, USA 1943
Killed in action 4316 Zonnemaire, Netherlands 5 April 1945

Shot down over The Netherlands.


Date Contributor Update
05 April 2020 11:02:32 general ira snapsorter Changes to events

MACR 13737

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2020 09:05:26 ED-BB Changes to person associations and mission associations

Associated People

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2014 21:10:44 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian