Skip to main content
Edit entry 

42-95511

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

  • Glen Alexander

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Lead Crew Squadron Operations Officer AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC

  • William Benefield

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

  • Robert Harrington

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Bob Harrington piloted the B-24 "Troublemaker" (#42-95067), stationed at Attlebridge in the summer of 1944. After nine missions with Troublemaker, on August 15, 1944 he was called up to fly an unfamiliar aircraft, Ramblin' Wreck (#41-28932), with a...

  • Robert Harrington

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Jacobowitz

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Squadron Commander | 466th Bomb Group

  • Frank Kemp

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

  • Fred Knapp

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Completed a 30 mission tour, 27 of which were with the 466th BG

  • Charles Koppernolle

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

  • Henry Payne

    Military | First Lieutenant | Radar (H2X) Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Frank Schriner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

Show more

Missions

  • 683

    19 October 1944

  • 685

    22 October 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 Oschersleben, Germany 11 April 1944
Ground Accident/Salvaged Attlebridge, Norwich NR9, UK 23 December 1944

Was on the runway when a damaged B-24 landed long and hot, tried to veer off the runway to avoid a collision, but caught a landing gear in a hole, causing the port engines of the damaged a/c to sheer off the nose of "Lady Too," Fortunately there were no injuries sustained as a result of the crash. 786th BS CO Major John Jacobowitz was aboard "Lady Too" in the co-pilot's seat when the collision occurred.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 July 2016 03:14:52 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

Attlebridge Diaries - Woolnough
page 149

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2015 03:47:00 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Share