Amos Brereton Sharretts

Military

Object Number - UPL 6906 - Crew #718 - Amos Sharretts Crew 466th BG - 787th BS Standing Left to Right: Harold F Higgens (G), George Aeschbach (BTG), Alfred G. Nelson (TG),...

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Units served with

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 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 6570241
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38284496
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18098208
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18121835
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: The Worry Bird II
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 466th Bomb Group 579th Bomb Squadron

Places

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

Events

Event Location Date Description
Plainfield, NJ, USA 420 Stelle Avenue

Died

Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA 1994-05-30 Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, Union Co., NJ

Born

New York, NY, USA 1915-06-12

Enlisted

Greene County, NY, USA 1941-01-27

Other

466th BG Combat Tour

Attlebridge, Norwich NR9, UK 1944-03-23 - 1944-06-24 Completed a 30 mission tour

Revisions

Date18 Aug 2018 06:43:49
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date30 Jun 2018 04:26:36
ContributorMarcia466BG
Sources

Hillside Cemetery Records, Find A Grave on Ancestry.com

Date30 Jun 2018 04:23:41
ContributorMarcia466BG
Sources

Daily Reports, 466th Bomb Group, and NARA records.

Date30 Jun 2018 04:22:12
ContributorMarcia466BG
Sources

Biography in the "Second Air Division:8th Air Force, USAAF" published 1994, pg. 336.

Date13 Jul 2016 19:46:36
Contributor466thHistorian
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"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough

Date12 Jun 2015 00:33:48
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date5 Dec 2014 15:59:54
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date27 Sep 2014 18:03:39
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom and Brassfield, page 350 & Page 404 in the book 2ND AIR DIVISIONby Turner Publishing Company, 1998 edition (D790.A2S45)

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