41-29434 Terry & The Pirates

Object Number - UPL 7040 - Lt. Len Smith (Left) & Lt. Lou Loevsky (Right) standing beside the tail of a destroyed German a/c after being liberated from Stalag Luft III - April...

Mission 273
196 of 214 B-24s bomb Berlin and 1 bombs Heide

MACR #: 3492
Notes: 41-29434 (466th BG, 786th BS) lost Mar 22, 1944. MACR 3492

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Units served with

Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37652358
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31304703
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade)
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13092380
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade)
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19139967
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade)
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-698451
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Places

Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1944-03-22

Revisions

Date18 Feb 2020 01:19:17
Contributorphil marchese
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Conformed block data element.

Date18 Feb 2020 01:17:28
Contributorphil marchese
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Corrected AAF a/c s/n in text to facilitate search function.

Date18 Feb 2020 01:02:39
ContributorBrad Sullivan
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AAM

Date18 Feb 2020 01:01:14
ContributorBrad Sullivan
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Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Date3 Nov 2014 20:30:37
Contributor466thHistorian
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466th BG Historian

Date31 Oct 2014 01:29:18
Contributor466thHistorian
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Chris Brassfield

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:05
ContributorAAM
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MACR 3492 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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