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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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Warren Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 May 1944 in B-24 #4252584 'Worry Bird II. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Warren Allender

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 May 1944 in B-24 #4252584 'Worry Bird II. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Clarence Burleson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 May 1944 in B-24 #4252584 'Worry Bird II. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • John Didomenico

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 May 1944 in B-24 #4252584 'Worry Bird II. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • William Don Carlos

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

  • Ross English

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 May 1944 in B-24 #4252584 'Worry Bird II. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • W.P. Follis

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

  • Horace Hall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 May 1944 in B-24 #4252584 'Worry Bird II. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Higgens

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

  • Noel Kincart

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 May 1944 in B-24 #4252584 'Worry Bird II. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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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) Gierle, 2275 Lille, Belgium 9 May 1944

Shot down by a FW 190. The hydraulic system was hit and exploded.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2017 14:59:27 Lucy May Changes to events
Sources

Changed location of crash from '30 miles SE of Brussels' to Gierle, Belgium

Correspondence with Tinne Peeters:
'I searched the internet for more information about a B-24 that served during WWII named "Worry Bird II". I saw your website and noticed a mistake in the information about that airplane. The B-24 was shot down in Gierle (almost near the Dutch border - close to Turnhout). I know for sure as my grandfather used to tell me how he saw the plane crash during the war. And later in life he did some more research about the crew.'

Further sources:
MACR 4803: https://www.fold3.com/image/1/28625514
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_3.html

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 01:25:13 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings, events, place associations and media associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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

MACR 4803 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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