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42-51353

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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Phillip Bramsen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • James Cole

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

  • Maurice Curry

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

  • Robert Dibbell

    Military | 466th Bomb Group

  • Loy Eller

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • James Flowers

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 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

  • Walter Hatley

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

  • Sydney Hovde

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

  • Theodore Kolaya

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Forced to ditch due to engine fire/failure 23 February 1945 in B-24 #42-110160 'Chris Crate II', Killed in Action (KIA). Ditched in North Sea on 6th combat mission. Only 3 crewmen escaped and were rescued.

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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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2020 18:10:32 phil marchese Changes to markings
Sources

44-51353 IARC synopsis (Beitling. J.R.)

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2020 18:05:54 phil marchese Changes to markings
Sources

MARCHESE; B-24 Identification Matrix. 2000

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2015 00:36:50 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

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