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 26 October 1944 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
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466th BG Historian

Date4 Nov 2014 17:18:56
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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