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Elmer Burdell Rieber


Killed in an auto racing accident in 1947.



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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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron


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 Phoenix, AZ, USA 24 February 1915
Enlisted Phoenix, AZ, USA 23 September 1942
Died Phoenix, AZ, USA 10 July 1947

"Bud" Rieber was a regular competitor in the Midget Auto Racing in Arizona. Bud was killed in a racing accident during the Main Event at the East Thomas Rd. Speedway.


Date Contributor Update
24 May 2015 21:26:28 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:52 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 and Brassfield, page 350