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Harry L Crouse

Military

Service

People

  • John Callahan

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA), went down in sea and one of two crewmembers unable to rescue

  • Richard Van Munster

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

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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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • 545

    12 August 1944

  • 674

    12 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
Born Somerset, PA 15501, USA 12 May 1921
Lived in Pitcairn, PA, USA 1942

444 3rd St.

Forced to Ditch English Channel, 40 miles due west of The Hague 12 August 1944

Expertly ditched B-24H #41-29413 "Our Baby" in the English Channel allowing all 10 crew to successfully escape the sinking a/c. Unfortunately the co-pilot and radio operator drifted away from the rest of the group before they could be rescued.

Died Somerset, PA 15501, USA 31 October 1958
Buried Somerset, PA 15501, USA 3 November 1958

Husband Cemetery
Somerset
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2016 03:24:28 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

Attlebridge Diaries - John Woolnough, Page 105
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=96817205

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2016 03:24:24 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Attlebridge Diaries - John Woolnough, Page 105
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=96817205

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:25 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 and Brassfield, page 344

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