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John R Dougherty


Flew the "Dirty Gertie" and completed 32 missions.



  • Robert Baumann

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

  • Everrett Cranage

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Harry Deboef

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

  • Ray Edwards

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • William Horney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    William Horney Jr, "Bill", as he was called by family and friends, grew up in small towns in New Jersey. He graduated from high school in Vineland and then attended college at Rutgers University for a year. He needed to work for a living for a while,...

  • Nick Kuklish

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Completed 32 missions in a near record of 78 day during June, July and August of 1944

  • Charles Patton

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

  • Richard Schroeder

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

  • Fred Utter

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

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb 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



  • 545

    12 August 1944

  • 552

    14 August 1944

  • 8th Air Force 556

    16 August 1944
    Aircraft factories and oil refineries are the primary targets for this mission. A total of 1090 heavy bombers are despatched. See Mission Details for particulars. ...

  • 570

    25 August 1944

  • 576

    26 August 1944

  • 590

    30 August 1944
    End of Operation Overlord. ...

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...


Event Location Date
Lived in Canton, OH, USA 1942

1429 MacGregor Avenue


Date Contributor Update
24 April 2016 02:34:12 466thHistorian Changes to nickname, highest rank and biography

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2014 00:02:46 466thHistorian Changes to role, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2014 00:01:39 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:34 AAM AAM ingest

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 & Brassfield, page 345