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44-40463

B-24 Liberator

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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Beeman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Forrest Crute

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

  • John Grodeon

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

  • Thomas Levens

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

  • Robert Moushon

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator

  • William Pond

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

  • William Proppe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Stuart Scales

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Air Medal

  • Bernard Smolka

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Earl Wassom

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew 35 missions from 1 August 1944 to April 1945. And Flew 8 gas hauls, all to France. Early believes that this might be the highest number of any pilot in the 8th Air Force. ...

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Missions

  • 702

    5 November 1944

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...

Events

Event Location Date
First 466th BG Mission Osnabrück, Germany 12 October 1944
Involved in a ground crash Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 23 March 1945

Was sitting on hardstand #36 when hit by B-24L-10-FO #44-49529 "Cindy" which landed without brakes due to battle damage. "Consolidated Mess" did not fly any more combat missions for the 466th BG

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2015 02:41:58 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
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