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42-51331

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

  • John Cockey

    Military | Major | Squadron Ops Officer - Squadron Commander - Command Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Commanding officer of 787th BS Killed in training mission in B-24 # 42-51331. Collision of 'Glad to See Ya' with the Archibald Williams crew over England

  • George Goodhand

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in practice mission involving collision with another plane. B-24 #42-51331 with no name and 'Glad to See You'.

  • Philip Hudson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in training mission in B-24 # 42-51331. Collided with 'Glad to See Ya' over England

  • LeRoy Hurst

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in practice mission involving collision with another plane. B-25 #42-95361 'Glad to See You'. Hurst plane piloted normally by Archibald Williams was B24#42-51331 with no name

  • Edward Stutzman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in training mission in B-24 # 42-51331. 2 planes collided over England

  • Ernest Vickers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in training mission in B-24 # 42-51331. 2 planes collided over England

  • Archibald Williams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in training mission in B-24 # 42-51331. Collided with 'Glad to See Ya' over England

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
Crashed Gooderstone, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE33, UK 16 September 1944 – 16 September 1944

Involved in a mid-air collision on a practice mission. Out of 21 men on the two a/c involved, 17 were KIA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2015 22:16:58 466thHistorian Changes to events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 15:35:19 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings and media associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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

MACR 15264 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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