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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

  • Daniel Cahalane

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

  • Gordon Cuneo

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Navigator on Crew #552 - Harry Taylor Crew. Was aboard when they crash landed B-24H-25-FO #42-95248 "The Falcon" at Shipdham 8 January 1945 ...

  • 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

  • William Foreman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • William Foushee

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 41-29423 'The Fan Dancer. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • William Graves

    Military | First 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

  • 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
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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