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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...

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 786th Bomb Squadron
  • 853rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Richard Albrecht

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

  • John Baker

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Trained at Sioux Falls AAB in SD. Served on B-24 'What's Cookin' Doc?' Some crew members were: George M. Phillips (TG), Lavaughn Baker (E), Joseph A. Mack (NG). John E. must have been a waist gunner. First mission 5 February 1945 ; last 25 Apr 45.

  • John Comer

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

  • Jay Esser

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Felber

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Robert Garrett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew 11 missions

  • Robert Gassner

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

  • Cleon Gleason

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Robert Greenwood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Originally pilot of Crew #648 in the 786th BS. He took over Crew #739 when their pilot (Robert Harrington) was lost while flying with a makeshift crew.

  • James Griffiths

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Missions

  • 568

    24 August 1944

  • 863

    4 March 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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2015 01:17:50 Timothy McKeown Changes to unit associations and person associations
Sources

Ringmasters: The 491st Bombardment Group (H). Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co. (1992).

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2014 23:10:32 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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