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Harold Westby

Military

Service

People

  • Donald Poutry

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew one mission with his crew, turned back over the channel and returned to base. Was reassigned after this mission.

  • John Welsh

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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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
  • 785th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-50717 Berlin Bound

    B-24 Liberator
    #2 engine caught fire during assembly on 15 February 1945 causing the a/c to crash with the William C. Lindhe Crew aboard. 6 KIA - 4 parachuted safely

  • 42-95592 Black Cat

    B-24 Liberator
    On 21 April 1945 B-24 Liberator "Black Cat" became the last heavy bomber to be shot down in the European Theatre of Operations. ...

  • 42-50765 Audrey

    B-24 Liberator

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 Washington, USA 1920
Lived in Arlington, WA, USA 1942
Enlisted Tacoma, WA, USA 3 June 1942

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2015 23:48:05 466thHistorian Changes to role
Sources

466th BG HIstorian

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2015 23:47:38 466thHistorian Changes to person associations, unit associations and aircraft associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2015 14:33:36 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:56 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, page 331

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