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Margaret Ann Ayers


"Margaret ran the Aero Club with a firm grip. She handled unruly boys and an English staff with diplomacy. She could wheedle transportation from a stingy motor corps officer, fresh eggs and powdered ice cream from a tough mess sergeant and a smile from a worried commander. She did our marketing with shillings in way that would bring smiles to a Red Cross fund raiser back home. " - Mary Carol Leeds


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...

  • American Red Cross

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 Detroit, MI, USA 4 January 1915
Lived in Detroit, MI, USA 1943

14300 Asbury Park

Married Ann Arbor, MI, USA 18 September 1948

Married Norris Host

Died Pontiac, MI, USA 29 April 1987


Date Contributor Update
14 March 2018 00:41:44 466thHistorian Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2015 04:00:09 466thHistorian Changes to role

Attlebridge Notes - Fall 1995

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2015 03:58:59 466thHistorian Changes to biography

Attlebridge Notes - Fall 1995

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2015 03:19:15 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, firstname, nickname, role, events, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:35 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 & Brassford, page 343