FRE 8411


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A crashed 466th Bomb Group B-24 Liberator (T9-Z) of the 784th Bomb Squadron, 466th Bomb Group. Added Caption by 466th BG Historian: B-24J-401-CF #42-50488 "Polaris II" Code: T9-Z 466th BG - 784th BS. This a/c survived the war, so whatever damage was done here was repaired and the a/c remained in service.


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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


A crashed B-24 Liberator (T9-Z, serial number 42-50488) nicknamed "Polaris II" of the 466th Bomb Group. The propellor of the aircraft lies a short distance away from the wing. First handwritten caption on reverse: '2/1/45 B-24 250488, 466.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: '466 BG Attlebridge, Norfolk PFF A/C repaired and used by 785 BS on 189 mission 25/2/45.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Polaris II
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron


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


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