Harold Berman


Object Number - UPL 6365 - Prosper F. Pinto Crew Lost on their first mission when they collided with another 466th BG in thick clouds during assembly for the 27 March 1944...

Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel. He achieved a triple rating of Navigator/Bombardier/Radar Operator. Flew in B-36's and B-52's as well as being involved with the Minuteman missile program.

He was an accomplished violinist.


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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


A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-51141) nicknamed "Pegasus The Flying Red Horse" of the 466th Bomb Group uses parachutes as a landing aid. Image via Harry Holmes. Written on slide casing: 'B-24 42-51141, T9-N 466BG.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Pegasus
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron


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


Event Location Date Description


Haverhill, MA, USA 13 March 1917 Son of Jacob and Sarah (SCHIFF) BERMAN


Combat Mission

Melun, France 24 May 1944 "Tevelin and Captain Berman in the lead ship were certainly on the ball up there today. We were exactly on course most of the way, and on time. Unusual!" - Quote from the combat log of Claude Meconis


San Antonio, TX, USA 1 July 2003 Veteran of World War II. Attended New England Conservatory of Music prior to enlisting in the Army in 1936. Received a commission in the Air Force. A violinist, he performed for many years with the Trinity Community Symphony Orchestra.


San Antonio, TX, USA 5 July 2003 Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery San Antonio Bexar County Texas, USA Plot: Section 34 Site 102


466th BG Combat Tour

Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK Enlisted into the Air Corps in 1940 after serving 3 years in the infantry. Flew 30 Combat Missions with 466th BG. Served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam, retiring in 1964 as Lt. Col.


Date7 Jan 2020 00:32:09
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Highest rank refers to during the war.

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Biography in the 8th Army Air Corps yearbook (1995); NARA records; Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery records.

Date2 Aug 2018 10:35:55
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Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- 466th BG Historian;
- https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/3928/41263_2421406273_0290-00429?pi...
- https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8613536/harold-berman/photo;
- Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom page 248;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- Unit roster in the book 'Attlebridge Arsenal' by Wassom & Brassford, page 343


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466th BG Historian

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"Second Air Division" - page 175

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Attlebridge Diaries - John Woolnough

Date27 Sep 2014 18:11:52
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5496 & SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Company, D790.A2S45, 1998, page 206

Harold Berman: Gallery (4 items)