42-95010 Crow's Nest

Object Number - UPL 6510 - B-24H-20-FO #42-95010 "Crow's Nest" 466th BG - 786th BS Code: U8-P

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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 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-20558065
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-761028
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19147667
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-702031
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

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

  • Date: 12 August 1944
  • Date: 6 October 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Brussels, Belgium 1944-10-26 Crash landed near Brussels, Belgium on 26 October 1944. Battle damage and low on gas. George F. Maxton Crew - Crew #663 A/C was written off and salvaged for parts

Revisions

Date4 Nov 2014 17:20:26
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date4 Nov 2014 17:19:39
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date4 Nov 2014 17:18:56
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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