James B Carter

Military

Object Number - UPL 6899 - James B. Carter Crew - Crew #654 - 466th BG - 786th BS Standing Left to Right: Edwin McGinty (CP), Eugene Dillinger (B), James B. Carter (P),...

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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: 11093859
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38487822
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 42044935
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Flying Dutchman
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Big Fat Mama
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 786th Bomb Squadron 859th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 24 August 1944
  • Date: 26 August 1944
  • Date: 27 August 1944
  • Date: 27 August 1944

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
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA 6153 Glen Oak Hollywood, CA

Other

466th BG Tour

Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 1944-08-26 - 1945-03-17

Revisions

Date13 Nov 2015 01:55:27
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date28 Nov 2014 17:05:06
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date27 Nov 2014 15:20:13
Contributor466thHistorian
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466th BG Archives

Date27 Sep 2014 18:14:07
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 344

James B Carter: Gallery (3 items)