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44-40253

B-24 Liberator

An original a/c of the 493rd BG, she was transferred to the 466th BG when the former transitioned to B-17's.

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron
  • 862nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Livingston Andre

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

  • Harry Bender

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • David Bridgers

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Fred Davis

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    26 Missions AM

  • Charles Dondes

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    March 12, 1945. Entire crew bailed out of B=24 Liberator #4440357 over Valkenburg, Holland after returning from raid on Friedberg, Ger. Returned 50 year later for a reunion. , Was member of Charlie Felts crew. The pilot's window in its metal frame was...

  • Charles Felts

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Mar 12 '45: entire crew bailed out of B-24 #4440357 over Valkenburg, Holland after returning from raid on Friedberg, Ger. Returned 50 year later for a reunion. The pilot's window in its metal frame was donated to the 8th AF museum in a ceremony at the...

  • Richard Garlichs

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Stanford Goldberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Harry Goldstein

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

  • Edmond Hall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Missions

  • 667

    6 October 1944

  • 863

    4 March 1945

Places

  • 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...

  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 19:22:51 466thHistorian Changes to description, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Darren Jelley - 493rd BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2014 18:25:19 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

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