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44-10545

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

  • Kenneth Anderson

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

  • Leonard Badolato

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

  • Robert Beeman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Bordagaray

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

  • John Brockman

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

  • Leslie Dunger

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

  • Jack Hague

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew #42-51491 back to the U.S. as the 43rd a/c to leave Attlebridge on Operation Home Run.

  • Edward Jones

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

  • William Keiper

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

  • Jesse LeBlanc

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

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Missions

  • 665

    5 October 1944

  • 863

    4 March 1945

Events

Event Location Date
Combat Mission Hamburg, Germany 21 November 1944

Earl Wassom Crew - Crew #554
Oil Refinery & storage
Flying Time: 6:45

Combat Mission Bielefeld, Germany 26 November 1944

Earl Wassom Crew - Crew #554
Railroad Viaduct/Bridge
Flying Time: 5:20

Combat Mission Bielefeld, Germany 29 November 1944

Earl Wassom Crew - Crew #554
Railroad Viaduct/Bridge
Flying Time: 5:20

Combat Mission Karlsruhe, Germany 11 December 1944

Earl Wassom Crew - Crew #554
Railroad Yard
Flying Time: 7:20

Combat Mission 54614 Schönecken, Germany 24 December 1944

Earl Wassom Crew - Crew #554
Support of ground troops during the Battle of the Bulge
Flying Time: 6:00

Combat Mission 54595 Prüm, Germany 25 December 1944

Earl Wassom Crew - Crew #554
German troop positions and transportation junctions in support of Allied troops during the Battle of The Bulge.
Flying Time: 5:00

Combat Mission Rastatt, Germany 7 January 1945

Earl Wassom Crew - Crew #554
German troop and transport targets
Flying time: 7:20

Combat Mission Magdeburg, Germany 3 February 1945

Earl Wassom Crew - Crew #554
Oil Refinery & Storage
Flying Time: 7:00

Combat Mission Magdeburg, Germany 9 February 1945

Earl Wassom Crew - Crew #554
Oil Refinery & Storage
Flying Time: 7:00

Combat Mission Dillenburg, Germany 8 March 1945

Earl Wassom Crew - Crew #554
Rail Yard
Flying Time: 7:00

Combat Mission Berlin, Germany 18 March 1945

Earl Wassom Crew - Crew #554
Ordinance Plant & storage
Flight Time: 7:00
This was the final combat mission for the Wassom Crew

Combat Mission Dortmund, Germany

Earl Wassom Crew - Crew #554
Coaking Plant
Flying Time: 6:25

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2016 02:24:03 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG - Earl Wassom mission list

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2015 00:48:16 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations and media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

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