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John H Blumenstock

Military

Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

Service

People

  • Monroe Behrens

    Military | First Lieutenant | Radar (H2X) Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Melvin Best

    Military | 466th Bomb Group

  • Frank Cook

    Military | 466th Bomb Group

  • Peter Friganovich

    Military | 466th Bomb Group

  • James Gist

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Robert Koehler

    Military | 466th Bomb Group

  • Robert Owen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Member of White crew.

  • John Schaf

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

  • Rex Tabor

    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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 570

    25 August 1944

  • 576

    26 August 1944

  • 667

    6 October 1944

  • 674

    12 October 1944
    Black Week

  • 681

    17 October 1944

  • 725

    26 November 1944

  • 746

    11 December 1944

  • 896

    19 March 1945

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 Michigan, USA 13 February 1916
Lived in Homer, MI 49245, USA 1942

Route #1

Overseas movement orders Lincoln, NE, USA 18 July 1944

Assigned B-24 #42-50709

466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 25 August 1944 – 19 March 1945

Flew 15 missions with the 786th BS and then transferred to the 784th BS and flew 15 missions as a lead crew

Commander Little Rock Air Force Base, Jacksonville, AR 72076, USA November 1958 – April 1959

6th Recon. Squadron
RB-47's

Died East Lansing, MI, USA 5 April 2001
Buried Homer, MI 49245, USA 8 April 2001

Fisher Cemetery
Homer
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2018 01:26:36 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, biography, events and mission associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - Letter from john Blumenstock to Chris Brassfield, 19 March 1998
"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom, pages 50 and 51

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2015 01:30:39 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Original Overseas Movment Order provided to John Blumenstock

Date Contributor Update
13 August 2015 17:49:57 466thHistorian Changes to nickname, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000

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