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Charles Greene

Military

Service

People

  • Arthur Kraft

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    First 466th BG pilot to complete 30 missions.

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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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-52597 Lady Lightning

    B-24 Liberator
    Our pilot (Arthur Kraft) picked the plane up at the Willow Run factory and had to sign a $50,000 voucher. We were a new group. In February 1944 we took off from West Palm Beach, F:L, stopped in Trinidad and then on to Belem, Brazil. From there we...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich NR9, UK 22 March 1944 – 5 June 1944

Completed 30 combat missions

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 July 2016 01:46:48 466thHistorian Changes to events and aircraft associations
Sources

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom
pg 161

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2015 04:35:15 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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