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Prosper F. Pinto Crew
Lost on their first mission when they collided with another 466th BG in thick clouds during assembly for the 27 March 1944 mission.

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

People

  • Harold Berman

    Military | Captain | Squadron Navigator
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel. He achieved a triple rating of Navigator/Bombardier/Radar Operator. Flew in B-36's and B-52's as well as being involved with the Minuteman missile program. He was an accomplished violinist.

  • John Childress

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner
    Crashed after takeoff on a mission to Biarritz airfield, FR on 27 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-52562. May have collided with another 466th plane in low visibility. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Crawford

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Armorer Gunner
    Crashed after takeoff on a mission to Biarritz airfield, FR on 27 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-52562. May have collided with another 466th plane in low visibility. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Arnold Hawkins

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Crashed after takeoff on a mission to Biarritz airfield, FR on 27 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-52562. May have collided with another 466th plane in low visibility. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Teddy Ivey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Crashed after takeoff on a mission to Biarritz airfield, FR on 27 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-52562. May have collided with another 466th plane in low visibility. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Sandlin Jordan

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Armorer Gunner
    Crashed after takeoff on a mission to Biarritz airfield, FR on 27 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-52562. May have collided with another 466th plane in low visibility. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Worthington Phillips

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Crashed after takeoff on a mission to Biarritz airfield, FR on 27 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-52562. May have collided with another 466th plane in low visibility. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Prosper Pinto

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Crashed after takeoff on a mission to Biarritz airfield, FR on 27 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-52562. Collided with another 466th plane in low visibility. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Joseph Russo

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator
    Crashed after takeoff on a mission to Biarritz airfield, FR on 27 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-52562. May have collided with another 466th plane in low visibility. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Clarence Saltiel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    All crewmem Killed in Action (KIA) in mid-air collision with another 466th plane at takeoff. This was the first mission of the crew. Plane was B-24H-15-FO #42-52562, a unnamed B-24.

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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
19 August 2016 23:04:18 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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466th BG HIstorian

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2015 02:58:30 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2014 23:27:07 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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Chris Brassfield

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