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Herman Gorky




  • Donald Griffin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29466 'Dark Rhapsody' crashed into Lake Belterwijde, Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Vogel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Crashed on takeoff. All crew were Killed in Action (KIA) The plane stalled out on take off and crashed at the end of the runway. The fuel tanks exploded and then 2 of the thousand pound bombs went. off.

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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


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 New York, USA 1923
Lived in Tolland, CT, USA 1943
Enlisted Hartford, CT, USA 22 January 1943
Died Ley's Ln, Hockering, Dereham NR20 3JE, UK 28 July 1944

After missing the mission 23 March 1944 when his original crew were shot down and all KIA, Gorky was himself killed when he was aboard with the Vogel crew when they crashed on takeoff 28 July 1944

Buried Springfield Gardens, Queens, NY, USA 1948

Montefiore Cemetery
Springfield Gardens
Queens County
New York, USA


Date Contributor Update
14 July 2016 22:43:34 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 23:44:49 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 18:12:58 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, p345