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41-29466

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

  • Aleck Amich

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29466 'Dark Rhapsody' crashed into Lake Belterwijde, Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Joseph Burke

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29466 'Dark Rhapsody' crashed into Lake Belterwijde, Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • George Cord

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Dennis Coy

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Herman Gorky

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

  • Donald Griffin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29466 'Dark Rhapsody' crashed into Lake Belterwijde, Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Gum

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29466 'Dark Rhapsody' crashed into Lake Belterwijde, Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Fred Hazen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29466 'Dark Rhapsody' crashed into Lake Belterwijde, Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • George McCord

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29466 'Dark Rhapsody' crashed into Lake Belterwijde, Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Bogan Radich

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator and gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29466 'Dark Rhapsody' crashed into Lake Belterwijde, Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

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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...

  • 8th Air Force 275

    23 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Brunswick, Munster, Osnabruck, and Achmer, Germany as well as the airfield at Handorf, Germany become the targets for a force of 768 heavy bombers despatched by all three Air Divisions. The bomber gunner claims on German...

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) Germany 23 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2014 20:32:55 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

466th BGA Historian

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 19:58:21 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings and place associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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

MACR 3456 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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