UPL 7167

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B+24H-10-FO #42-94979 "Slick Chick" Code: 2U-F Standing Left to Right: John Doskocz (Ground Crew Chief), Joseph Roth (GC), Peter A. Miller (GC), Elvin Ligon (466th BG CO) Colonel Ligon congratulating "Slick Chick's" ground crew on keeping their charge flying for 100 combat missions. John Doskocz earned the Bronze Star for this accomplishment. 31 March 1945

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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 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32805341
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Ground Crew Chief
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group Headquarters (466th Bomb Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-19497
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Commander - 466th
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36460497
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Role/Job: Assistant Ground Crew Chief
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35158925
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade)
  • Role/Job: Ground Crew

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Slick Chick
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron

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 Historian

Date: 24 Dec 2014 15:52:03
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Archives