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42-52567

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

  • Lowell Brubas

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-24 #4252567. Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Lloyd Dosbaser

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-24 #4252567. Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Norman Flynn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #42-52343 'Oh Mona' ran off the runway on return from a mission to Biarritz airfield, FR on 27 Mar 1944. RTD. Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-24 #4252567. Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Mark Fortune

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-24 #4252567. Landed in Switzerland. Interned. Retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel

  • Lloyd Garrison

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Lewis Gorrison

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-24 #4252567. Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Howard Grear

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-24 #4252567. Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Howard Greer

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • James Gribble

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Battle damaged on 13 April 1944 in B-24 #4252567. Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • William Lloyd

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-24 #4252567. Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

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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...

  • 301

    13 April 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 13 April 1944
Interned in Switzerland Dubendorf, Switzerland 13 April 1944

Landed in Dubendorf, Switzerland due to severe flak damage by the Norman Flynn Crew

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 15:44:44 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 15:44:13 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 15:39:06 466thHistorian Changes to markings and media associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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

MACR 4113 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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