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B-24 Liberator

Oldest and longest serving 466th BG B-24 to survive the war
Flew over 100 missions without an abort. GCC John Doskocz was awarded the Bronze Star for this achievement.
In total she went through 10 engines and dropped 592,500 lbs. of bombs in 880 combat hours

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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joseph Almand

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew 34 missions. Flew on b-24 'Slick Chick'

  • Paul Beam

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF as a Lt. Colonel

  • George Berens

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Member of Clay's crew

  • Franklin Bois

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • James Bruner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • George Burke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Ed Burnett

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Wallace Clay

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Crew 419. Hometown: New Orleans, LA

  • Boyd Condon

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Charles Conner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

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Missions

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

Event Location Date
Assigned Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 22 April 1944

466th BG

First 466th BG Mission Blainville, 76860 Longueil, France 27 April 1944

Bill Tikey Crew

Mission 13 July 1944

One engine shot out on the bomb run and a 2nd engine lost right after turning off the target. Returned on two engines, using 18 degrees of flap. Capt. Farber was pilot.

50th Mission without an abort Mainz, Germany 9 September 1944

Wallace Clay Crew

Last 466th BG Mission Traunstein, Germany 25 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 December 2016 23:56:19 466thHistorian Changes to description
Sources

"Attlebridge Notes" #18

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2016 00:45:43 466thHistorian Changes to description and events
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466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
05 January 2015 20:09:37 466thHistorian Changes to description
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
05 January 2015 20:08:56 466thHistorian Changes to description, events and media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 16:13:31 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
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Chris Brassfield

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