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44-49529

B-24 Liberator

H2X Equipped Lead Ship

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

  • Burns Byram

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier; Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    After WW II, Burns completed medical school and became a doctor. He established his medical practice in Marengo, Iowa. He continued his interest in aviation, became a licensed pilot, and bought a P-51. He named his plane 'Tangerine. ' ...

  • Richard Chaney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Served as lead navigator on crews of Robert C. Moore and Glen Alexander.

  • Walter Hatcher

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot; Assistant Squadron Ops Officer (784th BS), Command Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Was on a 24 hour pass when the rest of his crew was shot down on 8 April 1944

  • Merrill Lee

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

  • Robert Moore

    Military | Major | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew first combat mission as CP on another crew. Flew 5 gas missions and 11 combat missions with original crew. Was reassigned to the 784th BS in November 1944 to take over the lead crew of Glen Alexander who was assigned as Operations Officer of the...

  • Erwin Sorensen

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Clusters, DFC

  • Fred Veach

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Served as CP on several missions on lead crew of Robert C. Moore.

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 Mission Halle (Saale), Germany 27 February 1945
Crashed Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 23 March 1945

Landed w/o brakes. Crashed into a parked aircraft. Erwin Sorensen Crew aboard

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2015 02:34:32 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

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