FRE 8393


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The commanding officer of the 466th Bomb Group, Colonel Fairbanks, speaks at the opening of a Pentecostal Chapel at Attlebridge on the 18th of August 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'This is opening of Pentecostal Chapel at Attlebridge 18 Aug 44 - Col. Fairbanks (CO) is speaking. Keep this.'


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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: 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: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47

466th BG Historian

Date: 2 Feb 2015 10:00:05

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection