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42-51273

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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Carroll Bogard

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    MACR 7381. B-24 AC # 41-29387 'THE SNARK'. AC put through violent actions to avoid flak on mission on 8 Aug 1944. 4 crewman bailed out and were captured. Remaining crew returned to England, but forced to crash land at Manston. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Howard Greiner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) - crashed on 2 Mar 45 in B-24 42-51273

  • Henry Holm

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 2 Mar 45 in B-24 #4251273

  • Edmund Knoll

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Tennenheide in B-24 #4251273 (Cannot find any reference to a place called "Tennenheide, Germany") Reports were the crash was in the Dummer Lake (Dummer See) region.

  • Frank Korycanek

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 2 Mar 45 in B-24 #4251273

  • Richard Maki

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 2 Mar 45 in B-24 #4251273

  • William Pond

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

  • Ernest Ratliff

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Tennenheide in B-24 #4251273

  • Robert Shaddy

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B-24 #4251273 2 Mar 45 ( location TBD ). Silver Star Purple Heart

  • John Spissinger

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 2 Mar 45 in B-24 #4251273

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Missions

  • 859

    2 March 1945

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
Failed to Return (FTR) Dümmer, Germany 2 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2015 23:41:00 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings, place associations and media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 12849 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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