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42-110160

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...

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 853rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edsel Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    January - March 1945. On 23 February 1945, 6th mission, ditched our B-24. 3 of 9 crew members survived. Picked up by air-sea rescue in life raft after 8 hours. Flown to England. AM/ ETO w/ 3 battle stars/ PH

  • Wayne Ahern

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

  • Thomas Allison

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

  • Robert Bluford

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    The Rev. Robert Bluford Jr. has been a B-24 bomber pilot in World War II, preacher, historian, preservationist, a Presbyterian pastor and campus ministry director in the Southeast, and the Virginia Press Association’s Virginian of the Year for 2011. He...

  • Glenn Cowan

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) no body ever recovered. On 23 February 1945 in B-24 #42110160 'Chris Crate II' ditched in North Sea on 6th combat mission. Only 3 crewmen escaped and were rescued. Name shows as Conway in Combat Chronology Supplement

  • William Flesher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew missions over Bielefeld Bridge,Regensburg and Osnabruck

  • Thomas Foley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Went down 23 February 1945 in B-24 #42110160 'Chris Crate II. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Ditched in North Sea on 6th combat mission. Only 3 crewmen escaped and were rescued.

  • John Garison

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Lead Crew Pilot

  • Farris Groben

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Henderson

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

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Missions

  • 552

    14 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...

  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) England 23 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 March 2015 04:06:28 466thHistorian Changes to place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2015 01:22:45 Timothy McKeown Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Ringmasters: The 491st Bomb Group (H). Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co. (1992)

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2014 03:42:32 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations and media associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 16605 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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