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42-52516

B-24 Liberator

Mission 291
350 B-24s are dispatched to aviation industry targets in Brunswick

1944-04-08 - MACR #: 3796
Notes: 52516 (466th BG, 784th BS) lost Apr 8, 1944, Germany. MACR 3796

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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Gene Gardner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4252516 'Virgin Sturgeon. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Noble Garner

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4252516 'Virgin Sturgeon. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William McMyne

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4252516 'Virgin Sturgeon. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harry Rohne

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Left Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4252516 'Virgin Sturgeon. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Perry Snyder

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4252516 'Virgin Sturgeon. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • David Somerville

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4252516 'Virgin Sturgeon. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Harry Sturdevant

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52516 'Virgin Sturgeon', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Thomas Twisdale

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4252516 'Virgin Sturgeon. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Williams

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

  • Raymond Zielinski

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42=52516 'Virgin Sturgeon', Killed in Action (KIA).

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) Germany 8 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2020 02:10:35 Brad Sullivan Changes to description
Sources

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2014 21:48:44 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2014 21:48:08 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings and place associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal

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

MACR 3796 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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