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41-29374

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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Dewild

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Milton Goode

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Rotterdam on 8/9/44 in B-24 Hot Box #4129374 POW

  • George Grover

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Rotterdam on 8/9/44 in B-24 Hot Box #4129374 Released from Prisoner of War (POW) camp on 17 Apr 45 and died in British hospital 18 Apr 45 POW

  • Ernest Keyes

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Rotterdam in B-24 Hot Box #4129374

  • Oreste Lottinger

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Rotterdam in B-24 Hot Box #4129374 POW

  • Thomas McNamara

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed near Rotterdam on 9 Aug 44 in B-24 Hot Box 41-29374

  • Harris Redding

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Rotterdam on 8/9/44 in B-24 Hot Box #4129374 POW

  • Ormond Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Rotterdam in B-24 Hot Box #4129374

  • Donald Sweitzer

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Rotterdam on 8/9/44 in B-24 Hot Box #4129374 POW

  • Robert Vogel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Crashed on takeoff. All crew were Killed in Action (KIA) The plane stalled out on take off and crashed at the end of the runway. The fuel tanks exploded and then 2 of the thousand pound bombs went. off.

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Events

Event Location Date
First 466th BG Mission Brunswick, Germany 8 April 1944
Shot down/crashed 3181 Rozenburg, Netherlands 9 August 1944

Crash-landed at Rozenburg, Holland with the Earnest A. Keyes Crew (Crew #541). The Pilot and Co-Pilot (Ormand B. Smith) were KIA in the crash. The remaining 8 crew were made POW. It was their 7th combat mission

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2015 22:16:45 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2015 22:15:54 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2014 22:36:01 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2014 22:34:49 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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

MACR 7380 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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