44-40320 Generator Jenny

Object Number - UPL 26236 - B-24J-155-CO #44-40320 "Generator Jenny" 466th BG - 785th BS

Operation Home Run #62

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Reconnaissance
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
The insignia of the 493rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 18th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17160682
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 490th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron 850th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32766625
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner, Mechanic
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16136739 / O-714681
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39616828
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer

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

First 466th BG Combat Mission

Osnabrück, Germany 1944-10-12

Other

Last 466th BG Combat Mission

Karlsbad, Germany 1945-04-17

Other

Departed U.S.

1944-05-07 Original equipment of 493rd BG

Revisions

Date1 Jan 2017 03:46:20
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

"The 25th BG (Rcn) in World War II" - Norman Malayney
page 280

Date28 Sep 2015 02:48:47
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

Attlebridge Diaries - John Woolnough

Date18 Dec 2014 15:38:08
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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