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Joseph Robert Vance Jr




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...

  • 784th 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...


Event Location Date
Born Gadsden, AL, USA 3 February 1917
Lived in Atlanta, GA, USA 1942

733 Fredericka Street NE

466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, UK 27 March 1944 – 25 October 1944

Completed a 30 mission tour

Died Cherokee County, GA, USA 23 April 1997
Buried Albany, GA, USA 27 April 1997

Riverside Cemetery
Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia


Date Contributor Update
09 February 2018 20:04:01 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, suffix, events and aircraft associations

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom, page 179
research provided by genealogist Marcia Melnyk

Date Contributor Update
03 April 2015 03:54:21 466thHistorian Changes to events and person associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2015 17:21:57 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2014 00:37:16 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:32 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 331