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B-24 Liberator

One of the original compliment of aircraft for the 466th BG. She was used for the fuel "Truckin'" mission of September 1944 and retired from combat.

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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Clifford Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • William Barnett

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

  • William Champney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Lloyd Goodale

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Frank Peck

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

  • Leo Salts

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

  • Manfred Stein

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

  • William Summerlin

    Military | 466th Bomb Group

Missions

  • 568

    24 August 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 Achmer, 49565 Bramsche, Germany 23 March 1944
Final 466th BG Combat Mission Magdeburg, Germany 11 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2018 02:06:19 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough
page 113

Date Contributor Update
08 March 2015 04:59:26 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

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