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B-24 Liberator

8 34 7 original aircraft RCL (J) changed from 28 May 44 to (F) and changed again from 27 Jul 44 to (E).
8 466 786 (U8 N) from 7 Oct until RZI (arrived Bradley Field 14 Jun 45).



  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron
  • 7th Bomb Squadron


  • John Baker

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Trained at Sioux Falls AAB in SD. Served on B-24 'What's Cookin' Doc?' Some crew members were: George M. Phillips (TG), Lavaughn Baker (E), Joseph A. Mack (NG). John E. must have been a waist gunner. First mission 5 February 1945 ; last 25 Apr 45.

  • Sylvester Bauer

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

  • William Campbell

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Bill joined up at 18 and went to gunnery school. Was based at Myrtle Beach, Florida, then Salt Lake City, Utah and then Topeka, Kansas. From there his unit flew in B-24s to Canada and then over to Northern Ireland. Then they travelled to England by...

  • Wayne Cochran

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Dale Hapner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • John Horan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Everett Jones

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    First entered the Signal Corps and then completed training as a multi-engine pilot. Flew B-24s with the 2nd AD including lead positions for the 96th Combat Wing and three different groups on twenty-two occasions. Later, also piloted the P-47...

  • Frank Judkovics

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Paul Plaschke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Carl Westman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Born to Icelandic immigrants, Carl Westman, from Halldórsstaðir, Laxárdalur, Iceland and Agnete Westman, from Djúpivogur, Iceland, in Bellingham. He served for three years.


  • 863

    4 March 1945


  • 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...

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.


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Date Contributor Update
02 May 2015 20:11:27 JasonR Changes to markings, description, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2014 02:13:45 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, place associations and media associations

466th BG Historian