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785th Bomb Squadron

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  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

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    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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Attlebridge

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People

  • Edsel Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    January - March 1945. On 23 February 1945, 6th mission, ditched our B-24. 3 of 9 crew members survived. Picked up by air-sea rescue in life raft after 8 hours. Flown to England. AM/ ETO w/ 3 battle stars/ PH

  • Raymond Ahaus

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

  • Wayne Ahern

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

  • John Airey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Edward Allen

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

  • John Allen

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

  • Thomas Allison

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

  • Joseph Almand

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew 34 missions. Flew on b-24 'Slick Chick'

  • Aleck Amich

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29466 'Dark Rhapsody' crashed into Lake Belterwijde, Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Clifford Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 41-28664 Merchant of Venice

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 785BS, 466BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew on 466BG's first mission. Failed to Return (FTR)mission to Epinal. A/C seen with one engine feathered and another smoking, radio message received that pilot was heading for Switzerland. Not seen again. 11 x KIA...

  • 41-28743 Eastern Beast

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 785BS, 466BBG, 8AF USAAF. Hit by 20mm flak direct hit taking out the Oxygen, electrical and hydraulic systems and starting a large fire. Went into dive after leaving the target area of Brunswick 8-May-44. S/Sgt's Carlson and Cannon bailed...

  • 41-28746 Jamaica?

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29350 Spare Parts

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 41-29350 was lost on 18 July 18 1944 over France. The aircraft took a direct hit by flak in the bomb bay while leaving the target, severing the control cables and forcing the pilots to attempt to ditch in the Channel off the coast of France. Four...

  • 41-29374 Hot Box

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29387 Snafu Snark

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29466 Dark Rhapsody

    B-24 Liberator

  • 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

  • 42-51273 no name

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52555 Ol' Tom Cat

    B-24 Liberator

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2014 23:21:33 466thHistorian Changes to type and aircraft types
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466th BG HIstorian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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