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John J Airey

Military

Service

People

  • Norman Gorg

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Completed 33 combat missions & 22 gasoline hauls to Patton's tanks AM with 3 bronze clusters, DFC, DUB 1 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Robert Lamy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Worked for Douglas Aircraft prior to enlisting. Was listed as 5'11", 130 lbs on his draft registration card

  • John Marker

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    1st of 32 missions was on 2 June 1944. Flew 2 missions on D-Day. Flew last mission on 16 August 1944. Air Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC/ Distinguished Unit Citation

  • Ernest Minch

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Herbert Olson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Marvin Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Blayne Withers

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Roy Woodrow

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 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

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Moline, Illinois 12 April 1918
Lived in Ann Arbor, MI, USA 1 January 1942

1421 Iroquois

466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge Airfield, UK 3 June 1944 – 16 August 1944

Completed a 32 mission tour

Died Ann Arbor, MI, USA 9 March 1995

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2019 03:29:25 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom, page 23

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2017 01:06:06 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Archives - "Officers of Attlebridge" bookley

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2016 22:08:04 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

http://death-records.mooseroots.com/l/139693094/John-Airey

Date Contributor Update
06 September 2015 22:31:55 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2015 22:08:31 466thHistorian Changes to firstname, nickname, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book 'Attlebridge Arsenal' by Wassom & Brassford

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