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B-24 Liberator

H2X Equipped Lead Ship



  • 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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron


  • Burns Byram

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier; Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    After WW II, Burns completed medical school and became a doctor. He established his medical practice in Marengo, Iowa. He continued his interest in aviation, became a licensed pilot, and bought a P-51. He named his plane 'Tangerine. ' ...

  • Richard Chaney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Served as lead navigator on crews of Robert C. Moore and Glen Alexander.

  • Walter Hatcher

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot; Assistant Squadron Ops Officer (784th BS), Command Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Was on a 24 hour pass when the rest of his crew was shot down on 8 April 1944

  • Merrill Lee

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Assigned 786BS, 466BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 20 x combat missions, including twelve as a lead crew with 784BS. Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Stars).

  • Robert Moore

    Military | Major | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew first combat mission as CP on another crew. Flew 5 gas missions and 11 combat missions with original crew. Was reassigned to the 784th BS in November 1944 to take over the lead crew of Glen Alexander who was assigned as Operations Officer of the...

  • Erwin Sorensen

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Assigned 786BS, 466BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 20 x combat missions, including 12 as a lead crew with 784BS. Awards: DFC, AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Fred Veach

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Served as CP on several missions on lead crew of Robert C. Moore.


  • 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
First 466th BG Mission Halle (Saale), Germany 27 February 1945
Crashed Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 23 March 1945

Landed w/o brakes. Crashed into a parked aircraft. Erwin Sorensen Crew aboard


Date Contributor Update
18 January 2015 02:34:32 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations

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