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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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Lawrence Anderson

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

  • Jerry Cappellini

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

  • Joe Columbo

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

  • Harold Engberg

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

  • Paul Evans

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    DFC w 2 Oak Leaf Clusters Also served in Korea and Vietnam. Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

  • John Fuller

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Raid on Berlin with 3000 airplanes front and back all flying to Berlin.

  • William Gillespie

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • William Grey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Robert Hosmer

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

  • Jim Kazakus

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

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Events

Event Location Date
Combat Mission Landshut, Germany 16 April 1945

Paul S. Evans Crew - Crew #651
Had a mid-air collision with another aircraft which removed the left vertical stabilizer. All the crew bailed out safely over allied territory and returned to Attlebridge.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 January 2017 23:56:00 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Archives - Group Formation sheet - 16 April 1945
"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough, page 177

Date Contributor Update
03 May 2015 22:51:28 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations and media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

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