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42-51531

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...

People

  • Fred Bender

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer, Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Fred Bender served as a flight engineer and top turret gunner with the 785th Bomb Squadron of the 466th Bomb Group. On 5 April 1945, he was Killed in Action (KIA) when his aircraft, B-24J A/C# 42-51531, was shot down over Holland. His body was never...

  • Patrick Dillard

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Garison

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

  • Walter Gossling

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • George Graboski

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • William Hughes

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Irving Kastil

    Military | Captain | Bombardier - Squadron Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Tom Kelly

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

  • Fred Knapp

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Completed a 30 mission tour, 27 of which were with the 466th BG

  • John Kobra

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

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Missions

  • 863

    4 March 1945

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 5 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 July 2017 15:21:21 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames
Sources

This is not Jennie. Jennie was B-24J-1-FO #42-95617 Code: T9-I
The caption in the photo of the crew you are referring to is incorrect. I have added to the caption to correcting ID Jennie. Jennie was parked closest to the control tower and at last count I think I had about 11 different crews photos taken beside of her. She was just handy for a photo department that didnt' want to travel to some of the further hardstands. - Chris Brassfield 466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
31 July 2017 14:47:14 RJK Changes to nicknames
Sources

Found another photo of the plane with another crew in front of it. I guess it was a prior crew using the same plane. On that photo you can clearly see the full name of the plane. The photo is part of a Youtube video about the 466th bomb group.

Date Contributor Update
08 December 2014 02:55:01 RJK Changes to media associations
Sources

Provided to 2nd Lt Philip Ross and sent to his family before his plane failed to return.

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 15:32:12 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings and media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 13737 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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