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42-95248

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

  • Paul Arnold

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Kenneth Blackburn

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Kenneth E Blackburn was the co-pilot of a B-24 called “What's Cookin Doc” and the crew flew almost all of the missions with this B-24 out of Attlebridge with the 466th Bomb Group. ...

  • Daniel Cahalane

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

  • Gordon Cuneo

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Gordon Cuneo was a student at the University of California when he enlisted in February 1943. He was Navigator on the Harry W. Taylor Crew #552. He was on board the battle-damaged B-24H #42-95248 "The Falcon" which was forced to crash land at Shipdham...

  • Gordon Currie

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • William Eastman

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

  • Joseph Edwards

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner, Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew 30 missions. Took over tail gunner duties when Sam Estes was KIA. 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Samuel Estes

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) from anoxia Killed by loss of oxygen while on a mission over Germany

  • W Flack

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

  • William Foreman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

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Missions

  • 562

    18 August 1944
    We led the Wing to France to bomb a fuel dump. Made 3 runs on the target. We hit it on the third run. Major Harmon flew Pilot; 12000 feet altitude.

  • 576

    26 August 1944

  • 667

    6 October 1944

  • 685

    22 October 1944

  • 729

    29 November 1944

  • 731

    30 November 1944

  • 787

    8 January 1945

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...

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Events

Event Location Date
First 466th BG Mission Osnabrück, Germany 7 May 1944
Crashed 8 January 1945

Severe crash landing at Shipdham after losing all power on approach.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 April 2019 12:25:46 ED-BB Changes to person associations
Sources

Completed with crew members on board 42-95248, crashed Shipdham 8 January 1945

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2019 11:16:35 ED-BB Changes to person associations
Sources

Added connections to Al Wilson and W W Flack (Harry Taylor crew members)

Date Contributor Update
05 January 2015 20:03:48 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2014 04:33:31 scanter Changes to person associations
Sources

I am Harry Siders' grandson, this was the plane he served on.

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 16:30:50 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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