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Gerald L Behrens

Military

Service

People

  • Michael Cambon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Patrick Connolly

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Walter Kaminski

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

  • Homer Mellas

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

  • Lewis Mixner

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

  • James Moser

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

  • Franklin Smith

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving in with USAAF in WW2, 45th Infantry in Korea, Oklahoma National Guard and assigned to 1st Army at Fort George Meade during the Viet Nam War. Worked as a teacher in Oklahoma and Maryland when...

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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

Missions

  • 552

    14 August 1944

  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

  • 584

    27 August 1944

  • 611

    8 September 1944
    We snafued on the bomb run and missed all the flak.

  • 623

    11 September 1944
    Major Harmon flew Command Pilot. Did not hit the target because Mickey wasn't working. Brought our bombs back. Got to shoot at some fighters.

  • 669

    7 October 1944

  • 676

    14 October 1944
    Black Week

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
Lived in Highland, CA, USA 1942

115 Browning Avenue

466th BG Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 24 July 1944 – 14 February 1945

Behrens was originally the co-pilot on his crew and flew the first 10 missions in that position. He then took over as Pilot and Crew Commander and flew the last 20 missions in that position.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2015 03:59:50 466thHistorian Changes to service number
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 01:14:34 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2015 00:33:33 466thHistorian Changes to nickname
Sources

466th BG Historian
Michael Cambon Letter

Date Contributor Update
19 December 2014 18:06:58 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:22 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

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