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Thomas Felber




  • Richard Albrecht

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

  • Seymour Dresher

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Dresher is not listed among in the booklet "Officers of Attlebridge" printed in June 1945 nor is he on the final roster of officers at Attlebridge printed 10 May 1945 while the rest of the officers in the Felber Crew are. As they were assigned late in...

  • James Hughes

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Francis McNaulty

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Francis Smith

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • George Taylor

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

  • Robert Todd

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Jerre Van Vliet

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Tail 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



  • 863

    4 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...


Event Location Date
Born Ohio, USA 7 February 1922
Lived in Cleveland, OH, USA 1943

16201 Shaker Blvd

Mission #16 Belgium 16 April 1945

Fighting engine problems, the Felber a/c (44-10591) drifted into the tail of the the Paul Evans Crew aircraft, chopping off one of the Evan's a/c vertical stabilizers, losing a propeller on their own a/c in the process. Felber was able to nurse the a/c back to Attlebridge. All of the Evans Crew survived bailing out of their a/c and were returned to Attlebridge as well.

Enlisted Beachwood, OH, USA 19 February 2004


Date Contributor Update
14 June 2015 03:25:05 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:45 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, p345