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42-50336

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 786th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Paul Boyle

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • 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.

  • Robert Gordon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). 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

  • 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.

  • William Pennington

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel

  • Harvey Stamper

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    On February 20th 1945 our target was Nuremberg, Germany, though we never made it. Shortly after making the Belgian coast we hit heavy clouds. A recall message was sent but before we could decode the message our aileron controls went out. The waist...

  • Henry Wynia

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

Missions

  • 590

    30 August 1944
    End of Operation Overlord. ...

  • 667

    6 October 1944

  • 681

    17 October 1944

  • 683

    19 October 1944

  • 702

    5 November 1944

  • 836

    20 February 1945
    "Continuing their offensive against the Nazi communications, 900 Fortresses of the 8th Air Force, attacking in two giant waves, thundered over Nuremberg yesterday to shower the cities huge railway yards and locomotive repair shops with more than 11,000...

Places

  • 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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2014 16:27:25 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

466th BG HIstorian

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 15:33:01 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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