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William H Cleveland


Cleveland was Chief of Staff of the 325th Wing and assumed command on July 4 1944.
Cleveland was C.O. of the 466th BG: 1 November 1944 - 16 February 1945


Units served with

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

  • 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...

  • Headquarters (466th Bomb Group)

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 Virginia, USA 22 February 1914
466th BG Commanding Officer Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 1 November 1944 – 16 February 1945
Died Oregon, USA 25 May 1973
Buried Portland, OR, USA 29 May 1973

Willamette National Cemetery
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: L, 0, 1351


Date Contributor Update
16 November 2015 04:53:45 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG HIstorian

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16 November 2015 04:46:33 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations

466th BG Historian

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11 May 2015 21:03:23 466thHistorian Changes to biography, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

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27 September 2014 18:28:06 AAM AAM ingest

Aerial Intelligence of the 8th Air Force, pg 5 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia