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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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Beatie

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Walter Blackwelder

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

  • Harris Bleckley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Arthur Bryant

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Martin Buckner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Henry Buttrill

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

  • James Fawver

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Attlebridge Combat Chronology Supplement p. 257 Attlebridge Diaries edited by Wassom p. 47-48

  • Timothy Geng

    Military | Staff Sergeant | nose Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Harry Hammell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Henry Webel

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

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Missions

  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

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
31 October 2014 16:18:07 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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