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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...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron
  • 329th Bomb Squadron
  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 786th Bomb Squadron

People

  • 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

  • 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

  • Irving Kastil

    Military | Captain | Bombardier - Squadron Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Fred Knapp

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Completed a 30 mission tour, 27 of which were with the 466th BG

  • Paul Plaschke

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

  • McClement Stokes

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

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Missions

  • 676

    14 October 1944
    Black Week

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...

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 April 2019 23:42:39 466thHistorian Changes to markings, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2015 01:54:47 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

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