UPL 19093


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Colonel Luther Fairbanks (Left) and Colonel William Cleveland (Right) Fairbanks was the outgoing 466th BG Commander and Cleveland was the incoming commander


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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


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 25th Bomb Group 466th Bomb Group Headquarters (466th Bomb Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-22487
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Chief of Staff; Commanding Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 96th Bomb Group Headquarters (96th Bomb Group)
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Commander - 466th


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


Date: 22 Nov 2015 19:34:40

466th BG Historian