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42-50666

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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Rolland Bushner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    Missions: 1944 - Aug 9 Saarbrucken; 12 Mourmelon sur Marne; 14 Dole/Tauaux/ 16 Madgeburg; 24 Hanover; 26 Dulmen; 30 Mainz; Sep 9 Mainz; 10 Ulm; 11 Madgeburg; Oct 5 Lippstadt; 7 Madgeburg; 9 Koblenz; 22 Hamm; 26 Bottrop; 30 Hamburg; Nov 5 Karlsruhe; 10...

  • Robert Eisenhaure

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Neil Gobrecht

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot/Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew B-24 in combat in WW 2. Flew B-29 during the Korean War. Flew U-10 in combat during the Vietnam War Retired as a Lt. Colonel. Was a science teacher for 12 years before retiring.

  • Robert Greenwood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Originally pilot of Crew #648 in the 786th BS. He took over Crew #739 when their pilot (Robert Harrington) was lost while flying with a makeshift crew.

  • Harry Lewis

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Nose Gunner/D.R. Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew 14 missions in 1945 Retired as a Senior Master Sergeant from the USAF

  • Jesse McKnight

    Military | Major | Piot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew missions from 06 October 1944-31 March 1945. Crew #665. Completed 34 missions. Flew A/C B-24J-140-CO 42-110162 'Parson's Chariot' and A/C B-24J-160-CO 44-40361. Air Medal W/Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Calvin Morton

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

  • Bradley Saunders

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Lead Crew Pilot

  • Charles Walker

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

  • Ivan Wright

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

Missions

  • 683

    19 October 1944

  • 685

    22 October 1944

  • 702

    5 November 1944

  • 741

    6 December 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Final 466th BG Combat Mission Traunstein, Germany 25 April 1944
First 466th BG Combat Mission Lippstadt, Germany 5 October 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 August 2016 01:09:54 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough

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