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Bob Harrington describes his aircraft and flying combat missions, from a 2004 interview.



  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb 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...


  • Fred Davis

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner
    26 Missions AM

  • Lloyd Ennis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Frank Grimes

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner
    AM/ ETO

  • Robert Harrington

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Bob Harrington piloted the B-24 "Troublemaker" (#42-95067), stationed at Attlebridge in the summer of 1944. After nine missions with Troublemaker, on August 15, 1944 he was called up to fly an unfamiliar aircraft, Ramblin' Wreck (#41-28932), with a...

  • Roy Johnson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer

  • Herbert Leopold

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Bill Moore

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Nose Gunner

  • Wilfred Perkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Nose Gunner/Toggelier
    ATO/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • John Spillman

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator

  • Thomas Welsh

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot


  • 42-95067 Troublemaker

    B-24 Liberator
    This B-24 was stationed in Attlebridge and was named and flown by the Robert Harrington crew from June-August 1944. After Harrington was shot down in another aircraft, RC Greenwood piloted this B-24. It flew close to 100 missions in Europe.


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
21 May 2017 05:22:40 Clark B Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Excerpt from "Troublemaker - A Pilot's Story of WWII" by Clark Beyer, copyright 2005.