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William F Crayne




  • Raymond Normandin

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew 30 missions including 8 Squadron Lead, 10 ground lead and 2 wing lead. Longest mission was #28 to Berlin (over 9 hours) came in with empty fuel tanks. DFC/ Air Medal w 3/Oak Leaf Cluster / Air Force Commandation

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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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 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 Iowa, USA 1 December 1923
Enlisted Los Angeles, CA, USA 12 January 1943
Enlisted Oregon, USA 16 February 1988
Enlisted Portland, OR, USA 19 February 1988

Willamette National Cemetery
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: COL-1, H, 605


Date Contributor Update
13 June 2015 02:48:45 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG HIstorian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:59 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 and Brassfield, page 344