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Delanie L Colvin

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People

  • Donald Carlson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    One of the last crews assigned to the 466th BG, the Carlson Crew arrived to Attlebridge too late to see combat. They did participate in the "trolley" missions and Operation Home Run.

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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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-40173 Our Baby

    B-24 Liberator
    Few 20 missions with the 492nd BG Flew 80+ missions with the 453rd BG Operation Home Run #35 (466th BG) May have been named "Ernie's Beavers" with the 492nd BG, however no photographic proof of this has yet been found.

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
Born Louisiana, USA 18 January 1924
Lived in Lincoln Parish, LA, USA 1943
Enlisted Shreveport, LA, USA 28 August 1943
Died Unionville, LA 71235, USA 28 December 2012
Buried Unionville, LA 71235, USA 31 December 2012

Unionville Cemetery
Unionville
Lincoln Parish
Louisiana, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 August 2015 21:36:08 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:12 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 and Brassfield, page 344

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