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SSGT David C. Messer
Ball Turret Gunner
Forest M. Musgrave Crew - Crew #508
466th BG - 785th BS

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Units

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 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

  • David Messer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Flew at least 7 missions with the 466th BG as BTG on the Forest M. Musgrave Crew Flew only 1 mission with 44th BG then transferred to 15th AF

Locations

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2015 23:31:42 466thHistorian Changes to collection
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2015 23:30:58 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2015 23:30:17 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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466th BG Archives

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