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B-24H-15-FO #42-52597 Lady Lightning
466th BG - 784th BS & 786th BS
Codes: T9-M & U8-W

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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 786th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Suchiu

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Mijenaleck in B-24 'Lady Lighting' #42-52597

Aircraft

  • 42-52597 Lady Lightning

    B-24 Liberator
    Our pilot (Arthur Kraft) picked the plane up at the Willow Run factory and had to sign a $50,000 voucher. We were a new group. In February 1944 we took off from West Palm Beach, F:L, stopped in Trinidad and then on to Belem, Brazil. From there we...

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
02 November 2014 00:50:32 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian - Chris Brassfield

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