Elmer A Horne

Military

Object Number - UPL 6364 - Crew #474 - 466th BG - 784th BS Bigby Parrott Crew Standing Left to Right: Bigby Parrott (P), Eugene Drebert (N), Regis O'Rourke (RN), Fred...

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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 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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

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Combat Mission #28

Osnabrück, Germany 1945-03-23 "Enemy fighters were in the area of the target (Osnabruck). I looked over and saw and aircraft without any propellers at 23,000 feet. I couldn't believe what I was seeing! Was this a glider or what? Then the bells rang in my head as the other crew members became aware of this aircraft, which was an Me262 of course. We had been briefed on them, but seeing one in combat for the first time was really something.

Born

Portland, ME, USA 1925-12-20

Enlisted

Devens, MA, USA 1944-01-26 Fort Devens
Cumberland, ME, USA

Died

Hooksett, NH, USA 2011-04-29 HOOKSETT - Elmer A. Horne, 85, died April 29, 2011. He was born in Portland, Maine, Dec. 20, 1925, the son of Izah and Jennie ( Whithouse) Horne. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Air Corps. He was a tailgunner on a B-24 and flew 30 missions over Europe. He was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire class of 1950. He later returned to the U.S. Air Force as a second lieutenant and was a navigator on B-52's. He was involved in the Minuteman missile program in North Dakota. Later he became base commander of Glasgow Air Base in Montana and retired as colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He held memberships in the Masonic Lodge in Farmington, the DAV, VFW and American Legion. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/unionleader/obituary.aspx?pid=150731308#sthash.FX2n98sL.dpuf

Buried

Farmington, NH, USA 2011-05-02 Pine Grove Cemetery Farmington, NH

Other

Combat Mission #21

Peine, Germany 1945-02-22 "On the way to the target I saw a train off to the right. It looked like a freight train. Us gunners requested permission to fire at it. Lo and behold the sides of the boxcars dropped and exposed flak guns. The flak was very accurate and I saw one ship shot down. Our plane took quite a few hits, some in or near the gas tanks." - Elmer Horne

Revisions

Date29 May 2016 02:32:59
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

Written questionnaire - Circa 2004
466th BG Archives

Date13 Apr 2015 01:10:50
Contributor466thHistorian
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466th BG Historian

Date28 Nov 2014 15:43:26
Contributor466thHistorian
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466th BG Historian

Date30 Oct 2014 23:05:03
Contributor466thHistorian
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Chris Brassfield

Date30 Oct 2014 23:01:31
Contributor466thHistorian
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Chris Brassfield

Date27 Sep 2014 18:08:52
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 347

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