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Robert Lee Himes

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  • 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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-95067 Troublemaker

    B-24 Liberator
    This B-24 was stationed in Attlebridge and was named and flown by the Robert Harrington crew from June-August 1944. After Harrington was shot down in another aircraft, RC Greenwood piloted this B-24. It flew close to 100 missions in Europe.

  • 42-51094 Gran Slam

    B-24 Liberator
    CORRECT SERIAL IS 42-51094

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 Pottstown, PA 5 March 1925
Enlisted Harrisburg, PA 26 February 1943

Enlisted in Harrisburg, PA directly into the US Army Air Corps.

466th BG Combat Tour RAF Attlebridge 5 October 1944 – 7 April 1945

Completed 34 combat missions

Died Montgomery Co., PA 1 May 20114

Robert Lee Himes, 86, passed away in Montgomery Co., PA. He was married to Ruth Martha Wade.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2020 00:13:16 466thHistorian Changes to biography and events
Sources

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom, page 82

Date Contributor Update
03 August 2020 01:42:52 Marcia466BG Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, biography and events
Sources

466th BG Daily Reports (serial #, rank, & crew #): NARA enlistment records; PA WWII Veterans Compensation Application (6 Apr 1950): US Federal Census Records NARA: Crew photo @ American Air Museum in Britain; Social Security Death Index.

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2015 15:51:09 466thHistorian Changes to events
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2015 15:49:25 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:44 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 & Brassfield, page 347

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