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42-52343

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

  • Lowell Bruhns

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Norman Flynn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #42-52343 'Oh Mona' ran off the runway on return from a mission to Biarritz airfield, FR on 27 Mar 1944. RTD. Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-24 #4252567. Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Mark Fortune

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-24 #4252567. Landed in Switzerland. Interned. Retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel

  • Lewis Garrison

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Verner Gottschalk

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-24 #4129391 'Little Lulu. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Gottschalk was originally a member of the Norman Flynn Crew, however he missed the mission on which the Flynn Crew flew their battle damaged B-24 to internment in...

  • Howard Greer

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 275

    23 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Brunswick, Munster, Osnabruck, and Achmer, Germany as well as the airfield at Handorf, Germany become the targets for a force of 768 heavy bombers despatched by all three Air Divisions. The bomber gunner claims on German...

  • 8th Air Force 282

    27 March 1944
    This mission might be likened to a "shotgun blast" as a combined force 714 heavy bombers are despatched form all three Air Divisions to attack 11 different German airfields and air depots in France. Mission summary follows: ...

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 Missioin Achmer, 49565 Bramsche, Germany 23 March 1944
Crashed Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 27 March 1944

Came in hot with a wounded waist gunner. Right gear collapsed.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2018 01:59:02 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - John Woolnough
page 212

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2015 04:13:24 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

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