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B-24H-10-DT #41-28743 "Eastern Beast" Code: 2U-H

Connections

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

Aircraft

  • 41-28743 Eastern Beast

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 785BS, 466BBG, 8AF USAAF. Hit by 20mm flak direct hit taking out the Oxygen, electrical and hydraulic systems and starting a large fire. Went into dive after leaving the target area of Brunswick 8-May-44. S/Sgt's Carlson and Cannon bailed...

Missions

  • 344

    8 May 1944

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2019 20:41:34 466thHistorian Changes to collection
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2015 02:56:22 466thHistorian Changes to collection
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2015 02:56:04 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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466th BG Historian

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