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B-24 Liberator



  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb 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


  • Daniel Cahalane

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

  • Albert Crittenden

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

  • Gordon Currie

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 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

  • Lynn Etchison

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

  • Robert Finnerty

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

  • Carlo Galvagno

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

  • John Gerrity

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    35 missions flown, 7 August 1944 through 4 March 1945 AM, 4 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO Ribbon, 6 Battle Stars

  • William Graves

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

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  • 373

    27 May 1944

  • 614

    9 September 1944
    A burst of flak put a big hole in the nose throwing glass in Antonacci's eyes. Other hits were in the wing and tail. One went through the waist and exploded an oxygen bottle.


  • 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...


Event Location Date
First 466th BG Combat Mission Neunkirchen, Germany 27 May 1944
Final 466th BG Combat Mission Mainz, Germany 9 September 1944


Date Contributor Update
18 February 2018 01:57:09 466thHistorian Changes to events and mission associations

"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough
page 212

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2014 22:08:06 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, place associations and media associations

466th BG Archives