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  • John Dougherty

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew the "Dirty Gertie" and completed 32 missions.

  • William Horney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    William Horney Jr, "Bill", as he was called by family and friends, grew up in small towns in New Jersey. He graduated from high school in Vineland and then attended college at Rutgers University for a year. He needed to work for a living for a while,...

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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...


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
Born Michigan, USA 7 April 1924
Lived in Muskegon County, MI, USA 1942
Enlisted Kalamazoo, MI, USA 30 June 1942
Died 24 June 1992
Buried Shelby, MI 49455, USA 27 June 1992

Benona Township Cemetery North
Oceana County
Michigan, USA


Date Contributor Update
25 April 2016 03:18:47 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:16 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, page 345