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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

  • Loran Caskey

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Herbert Cox

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Eugene Lang

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

  • Carrol Lawrence

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Marney Mason

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Crashed at Hann-Strehen. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Joseph Molengraft

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Herman Siegel

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Crashed at Hann-Strehen. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Berry Skaggs

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Although a native Texan from Wichita Falls, Berry “BB” Skaggs moved with his family into southwestern Oklahoma, settling in Lawton, where he obtained most of his schooling. After completing High School he attended Cameron Jr., A.&M. College near...

  • Kenneth Trescott

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Left Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Vernon Zoff

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) 8355 Giethoorn, Netherlands 11 April 1944

Shot down by German fighters. Last seen going down with it's bomb bay on fire.
B.B. Skaggs Crew

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 15:01:39 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 15:00:55 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings and events
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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

MACR 3845 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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