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42-50581

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

  • Raymond Brasch

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wittengen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #4250581

  • Wayland Buchholz

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wiggingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #4250581

  • Marvin Creech

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    https://www.americanairmuseum.com/add_person_event/nojs/155475

  • Melvin Demin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wiggingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #4250581 POW

  • Burl Garrett

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW).Crashed at Wiggingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum 42-50581

  • Laurence Gulick

    Military | Major | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    In one heroic episode, he saved his plane and crew when some bomb releases jammed and live bombs were rolling around in the plane. With the help of another crewmember, he walked onto the catwalk and lifted each bomb by hand and dropped them manually...

  • Roy Guy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wiggingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #4250581 POW

  • William Harmer

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wiggingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #4250581 POW

  • Patrick Homentowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wiggingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #4250581 POw

  • Merl Hoyle

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wiggingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #4250581 POW

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Missions

  • 552

    14 August 1944

  • 611

    8 September 1944
    We snafued on the bomb run and missed all the flak.

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 8 September 1944

Shot down by flak. Pilot was able to crash land the aircraft in a wheat field. All the crew survived and were made POW.
Roy E. Guy Crew - Crew #738

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2014 18:55:26 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 15:39:40 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 15:37:35 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings and media associations
Sources

Attlebridge Aresenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8611 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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