UPL 6996

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P47D-20-RE #42-75513 "Sally" Code: P 466th BG - HQ Squadron Formation observation a/c Crashed and destroyed on 4 June 1945 by Everett Jones. Jones survived Flew combat with the 352nd FG - 487th FS, coded: HO-K. You can still see the "K" on the fuselage.

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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: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 458th Bomb Group 466th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-813144
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 487th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-665818
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Sally
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 466th Bomb Group 487th Fighter Squadron Headquarters (466th Bomb Group)

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
Aerial photograph of Bodney airfield, looking south east, the barrack sites are in the top centre of the image, 8 June 1945. Photograph taken by No. 542 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/369. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Royal Air Force Bodney

Revisions

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
Contributor466thHistorian
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466th BG Historian

Date: 4 Dec 2014 17:57:42
Contributor466thHistorian
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466th BG Archives