Arthur A Danekas

Military

Object Number - UPL 7239 - Crew #751 & #483 Ivan M. Wright Crew 466th BG - 787th and 784th Bomb Squadrons B-24J-1-FO #42-95617 "Jennie" Code: T9-I Standing Left to...

See pilot, Ivan M. Wright, for list of missions.

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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 784th Bomb Squadron 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-696499
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Jennie
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th 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

Born

Nebraska, USA 28 August 1921

Other

Survived crash

Eads, CO 81036, USA 21 February 1944 A Douglas built B-24H Liberator heavy bomber went out of control and crashed 6.5 miles north, northeast of Eads while on a night navigation flight from Pueblo AAB. Occupants of a house one mile east of the crash site witnessed the aircraft pass directly over their house and crash. Neighbors helped extinguish the prairie grass fire begun by the burning wreckage. Two men, S/Sgt. James W. Love, instructor engineer, and Cpl. Arthur A. Danekas, gunner, managed to parachute to safety just before the crash. The body of a third man was found in the stubble of a wheat field, his chute not deployed.

Other

466th BG Tour

Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 30 August 1944 - 25 March 1945

Died

Sacramento, CA, USA 28 July 2006
Utica, NE 68456, USA

Revisions

Date6 Dec 2015 20:01:27
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date1 Jan 2015 20:24:14
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date27 Sep 2014 18:04:00
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 & Brassfield, page 345

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