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Herbert K Achterberg


Worked in Group operations as a draftsman. Memorable days -- years -- in England

Good Conduct & 'Mouse Medal'


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...

  • Headquarters (466th Bomb Group)

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 St Louis, Missouri 14 November 1921
Enlisted Kalamazoo, MI, USA 3 February 1943
Died Spokane, WA, USA 9 May 2015
Buried Saint Joseph, MI, USA 19 May 2015

Riverview Cemetery
Saint Joseph
Berrien County
Michigan, USA


Date Contributor Update
30 March 2017 09:34:27 Lucy May Changes to service number

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2015 03:49:03 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:53 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self & SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Company, D790.A2S45, 1998, page 192