44-10499 Dixie

Object Number - UPL 22912 - B-24J-65-CF #44-10499 "Dixie!" Code: 2U-K 466th BG - 785th BS

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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 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15311439
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-699396
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 35600611
  • Highest Rank: Corporal (5th Grade)
  • Role/Job: Munitions Specialist

Missions

  • Date: 6 October 1944
  • Date: 14 October 1944
  • Date: 19 October 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

1st 466th BG Combat Mission

30629 Misburg, Germany 1944-08-24

Other

Final 466th BG Combat Mission

Karlsbad, Germany 1945-04-17

Revisions

Date2 Aug 2016 01:25:34
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

Attlebridge Diaries - John Woolnough
page 212

Date5 Dec 2014 01:43:24
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date3 Dec 2014 18:04:45
Contributor466thHistorian
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466th BG Archives

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