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777th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber squadron in mid-1943, trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO), October 1943, becoming a Fifteenth Air Force heavy bomb squadron, attacking enemy targets both in the MTO and European Theater of Operations (ETO). After end of war in Europe, used B-24s for transport of personnel from various points in Europe to Waller Field, Trinidad, being attached to Air Transport Command. Inactivated 31 July 1945.

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  • Jack Abrams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 464th Bomb Group
    On the 17th October 1944, whilst on route from Pantanella, Italy to bomb an ordnance factory South of Vienna, 1st Lieutenant Abrams plane, B24-J Liberator, (Lively Lady), was hit by flak. Abrams was believed to have been killed instantly on the flight...

  • William Bingham

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 464th Bomb Group

  • Paul Burnside

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer

  • Don Dickson

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 464th Bomb Group
    Critically injured in a parachute jump after plane malfunction

  • Stanley Dyer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 464th Bomb Group

  • James Lemon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 464th Bomb Group

  • David Pingrey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 464th Bomb Group

  • Arthur Robertson

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 464th Bomb Group

  • Allan Sanderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 464th Bomb Group

  • Karl Walker

    Military | Sergeant | Aerial Gunner

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Citations

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Vienna, Austria, 8 Jul 1944; Pardubice, Czechoslovakia, [24] Aug 1944.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2017 23:57:27 AZ MAC Changes to motto, insignia and citations
Sources

http://www.armyaircorpsmuseum.org/464th_Bombardment_Group.cfm

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 23:59:51 466thHistorian Created entry with type, category, name, description, air forces, aircraft types and unit encompassing associations
Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/777th_Expeditionary_Airlift_Squadron

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