Ferdinand M Kjar

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 5490 - A Bomber crew of the 466th Bomb Group with their B-24 Liberator. Handwritten on image: 'RG Gordon 279-55.' The crew went down over Belgium on...

Killed in Action (KIA). B-24J A/C 42-50336 'Pale Ale' crashed when control cables snapped and crew lost control.

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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 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-776283
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • 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

Event Location Date Description

Born

Nebraska, USA

Died

Dergneau, 7912 Frasnes-lez-Anvaing, Belgium 1945-02-19 KIA - Trapped in this aircraft after the control cables snapped and the plane spun out of control.

Buried

Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial Margraten Eijsden-Margraten Municipality Limburg, Netherlands Plot: Plot B Row 2 Grave 32

Revisions

Date9 Apr 2015 16:12:05
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date27 Sep 2014 18:09:35
ContributorAAM
Sources

Combat Chronology, Unit History / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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