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41-29365

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

  • Charles Bidgood

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4129365. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Boebel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4129365. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Bushing

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4129365. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Clem Ehmet

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4129365. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Daniel Harris

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4129365. Prisoner of War (POW). Retired from a 31 year career in the USAF with the rank of Colonel

  • Lyndle Newman

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4129365. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Rupert Pulliam

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4129365. Prisoner of War (POW). POW http://www.tnmagazine.org/service-before-self/

  • Eldon Slager

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 41-29365. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Thomas Styslinger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4129365. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Sam Wilkinson

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Nose Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4129365. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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) Germany 8 April 1944

Attacked and set afire by German fighters. Intense fire in the bomb bay necessitate the crew salvoing the bomb load. Daniel B. Harris Crew - Crew #717
Slager (WG) was KIA. Bushing (E) suffered serious burns fighting the fires. All the surviving crew were made POW

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 04:18:39 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings, events and media associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3840 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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