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William C Lenco

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MACR 7381. B-24 AC # 41-29387 'THE SNARK'. AC put through violent actions to avoid flak on mission on 8 Aug 1944. 4 crewman bailed out and were captured. Remaining crew returned to England, but forced to crash land at Manston. RTD.

Service

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 275

    23 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Brunswick, Munster, Osnabruck, and Achmer, Germany as well as the airfield at Handorf, Germany become the targets for a force of 768 heavy bombers despatched by all three Air Divisions. The bomber gunner claims on German...

  • 8th Air Force 282

    27 March 1944
    This mission might be likened to a "shotgun blast" as a combined force 714 heavy bombers are despatched form all three Air Divisions to attack 11 different German airfields and air depots in France. Mission summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 291

    8 April 1944

  • 8th Air Force 295

    10 April 1944

  • 306A

    18 April 1944
    The handwritten log of my father, Horace O. "Hank" Turner, states this.. "Started to raid Berlin, bad weather and we bombed Brandenberg. formation bad and flak terrific." He had marked it with an "x", which he noted meant that "Our plane was hit by...

  • 311

    22 April 1944

  • 315

    24 April 1944

  • 359

    20 May 1944

  • 364

    23 May 1944

  • 367

    24 May 1944

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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...

  • Manston

    Military site : airfield
    Built for Royal Naval Air Service use in the First World War, it was both an RAF and Fleet Air Arm base from 1918-50, and after the war a USAF Strategic Air Command base from 1950-51, a United States Air Forces Europe base from 1950-58, an RAF station...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Coverdale, Bethel Park, PA 15102, USA 29 February 1924
466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, UK 23 March 1944 – 18 August 1944

Completed 44 combat missions

Returned (RTD) Manston, Ramsgate, Kent CT12, UK 8 August 1944

MACR 7381. B-24 AC # 41-29387 'THE SNARK'. AC put through violent actions to avoid flak on mission on 8 Aug 1944. 4 crewman bailed out and were captured. Remaining crew returned to England, but forced to crash land at Manston. RTD.

Died Butler, PA, USA 6 June 1987

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2018 03:33:20 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

455th BG Archives - Mission list supplied by William Lenco

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2018 03:30:58 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom
page 38

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2015 18:22:36 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, awards, events and mission associations
Sources

Mission list provided by William Lenco

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2015 03:18:26 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Supplement, Attlebridge Arsenal / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7381 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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