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Donald A Carlson


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.



  • Harry Boyd

    Military | 466th Bomb Group

  • Dale Casebier

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Nose Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel

  • Delanie Colvin

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

  • Charles Commings

    Military | 466th Bomb Group

  • Earl McGaughy

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Anthony McInerney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Charles Ritchie

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Albert Smith

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

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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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Operation Home Run Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 30 May 1945

B-24J-150-CO #44-40173 "Our Baby"

Lived in Aurora, CO, USA 2000


Date Contributor Update
13 June 2016 22:38:35 466thHistorian Changes to events and aircraft associations

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Chris Brassfield & Earl Wassom

Date Contributor Update
23 August 2015 21:27:27 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:23 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 & Brassfield, p 343