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42-52555

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

  • Clinton Caverne

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Davis

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Stephen Forton

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 42-52555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Rolfe Lund

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 42-52555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Mulkern

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John O'Brien

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Gordon Sinclair

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Wentz

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Olen Williams

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Wayne Zierk

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Ditched in the North Sea 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 273

    22 March 1944
    The German aviation industries at Oraneinburg and Basdorf were the intended primary target for this mission but dense cloud cover prevented the attack on these targets. The secondary target of Berlin, Germany and surrounding Targets of Opportunity (TOs...

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) North Sea 9 April 1944

Aircraft ditched in the North Sea. There were no survivors.
Clinton Caverne Crew - Crew #517
They were on their first mission

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 April 2019 23:53:20 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames and place associations
Sources

"Attlebridge Arseanl" Brassfield & Wassom
page 335 & 174

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 01:32:48 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings, events and media associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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

MACR 3843 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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