UPL 22716

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B-24J-160-CO #44-40357 Code: 6L-U 466th BG - 787th BS Crashed near Sibbe, Netherlands12 March 1945 after losing 3 engines and forcing the Charles Felts Crew to bail out. Before the mission the squadron commander had driven up in a jeep and jokingly said to Felts "We'd appreciate it if you didn't bring this plane back..." as it had constant issues and was viewed as difficult to fly.

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Units

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

Locations

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

Revisions

Date: 18 Jul 2016 01:09:10
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

"Attlebridge Arsenal" Brassfield & Wassom
page 89