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41-29439

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

  • Sheldon Adler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29439. Crashed at Lioncourt, near St. Quentin, FR, on return from gas trucking mission to St. Dizier, FR. Crew of six all KNO. All received a group burial at the Jeff Barracks Cemetery.

  • William Anderson

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

  • Dorsey Baker

    Military | Major | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Richard Baynes

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    35 missions. 6 gas hauling missions flying gas to Patton's army. Author of Replacement Crew in library. Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC

  • John Chemoke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Odis Dean

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Warren Dedrickson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Dedrickson was assigned to the Harry McGregor Crew originally. However only one of the crew members that appear on overseas movement orders for Harry McGregor, were on his crew when it was shot down on 9 August 1944. Dedrickson either changed crews...

  • Samuel Dragoon

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29439. Crashed at Lioncourt, near St. Quentin, FR, on return from gas trucking mission to St. Dizier, FR. Crew of six all KNO. All received a group burial at the Jeff Barracks Cemetery.

  • Dwight Foster

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Dwight O. Foster was a ball turret gunner in a B-24. 466th BG, 787th Sq. Based at Attlebridge near Norwich. Over half his crew were killed in a crash landing in France.

  • Seymour Friedman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Missions

  • 492

    24 July 1944
    Bombed enemy troop concentrations and thus assisted the Allied breakthrough at St. Lo. About 1500 planes of US went to St. Lo in Cherbourg. We came back with our bombs. Couldn't find the target.

  • 494

    25 July 1944

  • 501

    28 July 1944

  • 503

    29 July 1944

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) France 29 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 04:03:44 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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

MACR 15774 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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