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Gerald Alport

Military

Service

People

  • Jesse McKnight

    Military | Major | Piot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew missions from 06 October 1944-31 March 1945. Crew #665. Completed 34 missions. Flew A/C B-24J-140-CO 42-110162 'Parson's Chariot' and A/C B-24J-160-CO 44-40361. Air Medal W/Oak Leaf Cluster

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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

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 Chicago, IL, USA 6 April 1925
Enlisted May 1943
466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 6 October 1944 – 5 April 1945
Honorably Discharged Madison, WI, USA 15 October 1945

Truax AAF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 June 2016 03:10:15 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

"Second Air Division" - page 165

Date Contributor Update
27 December 2014 03:29:02 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:19 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 & Brassford, page 343 & SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Company, D790.A2S45, 1998, page 195

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