UPL 6984

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Colonel Luther Fairbanks (Commander Officer 466th BG), Lt. Colonel Joseph West (466th BG Exec. Officer), Captain Glenn Miller (Army Air Force Band) on the occasion of the 466th BG's 100th Mission Party

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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

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 96th Bomb Group Headquarters (96th Bomb Group)
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Commander - 466th
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Service Numbers: O-505273
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Band Leader, Entertainer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group Headquarters (466th Bomb Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-116628
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: 466th Executive Officer

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: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date: 3 Dec 2014 20:21:41
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Archives