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A crashed Liberator of the 466th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on image: '466 BG 2nd Div 8th AF.' Image via Joh Bode.

Caption added by 466th BG Historian: B-24H-15-FO #42-52566 "Shack Date" Code: U8-P 466th BG - 786th BS. Shown at Attlebridge after being crash landed on 19 April 1944 by the Nick Furnace Crew (Crew #615). This was the regular aircraft of the Richard O. Foster Crew (Crew #606) but they weren't scheduled to fly this mission and the Furnace Crew had their a/c shot up the day before over the same target (Hamm).

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A crashed Liberator of the 466th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on image: '466 BG 2nd Div 8th AF.' Image via Joh Bode.

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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Nick Furnace

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot; Crew Commander
    DFC w/cluster

Aircraft

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
03 August 2015 01:42:45 466thHistorian Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Attlebridge Diaries - John Woolnough

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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