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42-51141

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
  • 785th Bomb Squadron

People

  • David Baron

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Harold Berman

    Military | Captain | 785th BS Squadron Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel. He achieved a triple rating of Navigator/Bombardier/Radar Operator. Flew in B-36's and B-52's as well as being involved with the Minuteman missile program. He was an accomplished violinist.

  • Franklin Bois

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

  • Lawrence Bortness

    Military | Colonel | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF as a Colonel after serving in WW 2, Korean War and Vietnam. Was bombardier (B-24J), Nav Radar/NAV N-52, flight engineer B-29, NAV B-36, performance engineer B-52, OPS/Plans officer, Base Commander, Wing Commander, 8th Air Force....

  • Boyd Condon

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

  • Glenn Cowan

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) no body ever recovered. On 23 February 1945 in B-24 #42-110160 'Chris Crate II' ditched in North Sea on 6th combat mission. Only 3 crewmen escaped and were rescued. Name shows as Conway in Combat Chronology Supplement.

  • Gilbert Cox

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

  • Charles Culverhouse

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Morris Englehardt

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Lynn Etchison

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

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Missions

  • 570

    25 August 1944

  • 667

    6 October 1944

  • 676

    14 October 1944
    Black Week

  • 715

    16 November 1944

  • 741

    6 December 1944

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
First 466th BG Combat Mission Munich, Germany 11 July 1944
Last 466th BG Combat Mission Traunstein, Germany

This was the last 466th BG combat mission of the war.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2020 00:21:28 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - Mission report for 25 August 1944
NARA research provided by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
23 November 2015 23:33:05 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2015 15:56:10 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 16:35:38 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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