In August, 1944, The 466th Bomb Group celebrated their 100th Mission with a party that featured Glen Miller and his orchestra. The orchestra was transported to the base in the 466th Formation Ship "Ready and Willing". B-24 D 41-42109.
This photo was taken by Jack Dougherty, pilot with the 786th Bomb Squadron, Crew 612.
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...
Flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti Mission with the 93rd BG, pilot John R Roche, returned safely to Libya. Returned to ETO. Assigned to the 466th BG to serve as their Assembly Ship.
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...