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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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Thomas Allison

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

  • Steve Barnes

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

  • Robert Bluford

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    The Rev. Robert Bluford Jr. has been a B-24 bomber pilot in World War II, preacher, historian, preservationist, a Presbyterian pastor and campus ministry director in the Southeast, and the Virginia Press Association’s Virginian of the Year for 2011. He...

  • Clarence Broadway

    Military | First Lieutenant | Radar Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Captain

  • Cortland Brovitz

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    DFC

  • Heath Carriker

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Dec 23, 44 on mission to Blatchen, ger. flack disabled aileron and rudder control with resulting loss of altitude from 23,000 to 8,000 ft. With elevator controls and all engines we made it back to Base 1:30 late. This was a close call! ...

  • Howard DeBoer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed when his B-29 crashed trying to make an emergency landing at Guam while on a Search and Rescue mission in December 1953.

  • Ben Elizalde

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

  • William Flesher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew missions over Bielefeld Bridge,Regensburg and Osnabruck

  • Forrest Jackson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew a total of 32 missions, 10 of them as a lead crew Flew on 'Black Cat'

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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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2014 23:00:04 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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