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Dale G Hapner




  • Dale Hapner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-110188

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95592 Black Cat

    B-24 Liberator
    On 21 April 1945 B-24 Liberator "Black Cat" became the last heavy bomber to be shot down in the European Theatre of Operations. ...

  • 42-94799 Paper Doll

    B-24 Liberator
    Assignments: 8 34 7 original aircraft RCL (J) changed from 28 May 44 to (F) and changed again from 27 Jul 44 to (E). 8 466 786 (U8 N) from 7 Oct until RZI (arrived Bradley Field 14 Jun 45).

  • 42-100359 Hubba Hubba!

    B-24 Liberator

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
Born Michigan, USA 20 June 1917
Enlisted Kalamazoo, MI, USA 11 March 1943
Died Calhoun County, MI, USA 28 October 1998
Buried East Leroy, MI 49011, USA 1 November 1998

Congregational Cemetery
East Leroy
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA


Date Contributor Update
08 June 2015 02:40:39 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
08 June 2015 02:39:56 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:48 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, page 346