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James B Carter

Military

Service

People

  • Merrill Bradlee

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    35 Missions, some easy, some tough. Never hit by fighters, usually took some flak. No one on crew wounded or killed. AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO w/ 4 Battle Stars

  • Eugene Dillinger

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Ward Hauenstein

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

  • Herman Juneau

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

  • Seymour Kopels

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

  • John Loeper

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Edwin McGinty

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Ralph McGrath

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 204 FIGHTER/BOMBER

    31 January 1944
    A combined force of 209 fighter aircraft are despatched to attack the German airfield at Gilze-Rijen, Holland. Mission summary as follows: ...

  • 568

    24 August 1944

  • 576

    26 August 1944

  • 583

    27 August 1944

  • 584

    27 August 1944

  • 605

    5 September 1944

  • 611

    8 September 1944
    We snafued on the bomb run and missed all the flak.

  • 614

    9 September 1944
    A burst of flak put a big hole in the nose throwing glass in Antonacci's eyes. Other hits were in the wing and tail. One went through the waist and exploded an oxygen bottle.

  • 619

    10 September 1944

  • 667

    6 October 1944

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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
Lived in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA 1942

6153 Glen Oak
Hollywood, CA

466th BG Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 26 August 1944 – 17 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2015 01:55:27 466thHistorian Changes to place associations and mission associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2014 17:05:06 466thHistorian Changes to events and unit associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2014 15:20:13 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank and role
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:07 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 and Brassfield, page 344

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