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42-94929

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

  • Alvin Berg

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

  • Howard Fisher

    Military | First Lieutenant | PIlot | 466th Bomb Group
    Awarded Silver Star for Gallantry for actions on 20 June 1944

  • Ralph Grace

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

  • Elmer Jordan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Jordan was co-pilot on Crew #707. His a/c was hit by flack and severely damaged causing the death of three crewmen and the injury of five others on 20 June 1944. He was instrumental in bringing the damaged a/c back to England where his pilot, Howard...

  • James Madara

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 20 June 1944 when his a/c, B-24H-20-FO #42-94929, suffered a near direct flak hit over the coast of France. Bombardier Crew #707 - Howard Fisher Crew

  • William Saunders

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)on 20 June 1944 when his a/c, B-24H-20-FO #42-94929, suffered a near direct hit by flak over the French coast. After being hit he managed to make his way to the flight deck and laid down on a bench behind the pilot's seats. He...

  • Melvin Schulman

    Military | 466th Bomb Group

  • Matthew Spencer

    Military | 466th Bomb Group

  • Chester Stone

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

  • George Welker

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

Missions

  • 425

    20 June 1944
    Bombed an airfield. We were hit by flak; a piece hit Palmer's armor plate and another hit a gas tank. Probriefed in the evening for a big secret mission.

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
Crashed Ashford, UK 20 June 1944

After being severely damaged by flak, which caused the deaths of 3 crewmen, Howard Fisher was able to crash land this a/c at RAF Ashford. Upon landing the right wing hit a light pole, tearing off about 10 feet of the wing. The a/c was salvaged

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 June 2018 23:13:47 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom, page 91

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