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Walter H Ortel




  • David Cahill

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

  • Thomas Dilworth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot/Co-Pilot | 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

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 2 January 1919
Lived in Chicago, IL, USA 1942

13845 Wabash Avenue

Died Fayetteville, GA, USA 3 August 2006
Buried New Palestine, IN 46163, USA 7 August 2006

Zion Lutheran Cemetery
New Palestine
Hancock County
Indiana, USA


Date Contributor Update
02 December 2015 02:00:33 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank and events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2015 18:11:40 466thHistorian Changes to events and person associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2014 04:34:03 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations

Officers of Attlebridge booklet - 1944

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:53 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 DIARY by Wassom & Brassfield, page 349