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42-52570

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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Bethel

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #4252570 'Sack Happy. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Carl Criger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #4252570 'Sack Happy. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Thomas Dykla

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #4252570 'Sack Happy. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Adolph Komer

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #4252570 'Sack Happy. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Manry

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aircraft Armorer | 466th Bomb Group

  • Major Mears

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #4252570 'Sack Happy. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Christian Roediger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #4252570 'Sack Happy. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ralph Whitesell

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #4252570 'Sack Happy. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Whitmar

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Lambert Zaetsch

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #42-52570 'Sack Happy'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW/Purple Heart

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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...

  • 379

    29 May 1944
    Mission #2. The target was an aircraft assembly plant. Flak was exceedingly heavy. We were in the air 7-1/2 hours.

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 Schleswig, Germany 29 May 1944 – 29 May 1944

Belly landed at Schleswig Airbase after being damaged on the mission to bomb Tutow Air Depot.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2015 03:26:23 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 15:51:39 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings, place associations and media associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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

MACR 5226 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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