John Brewer Graef

Military

Object Number - UPL 17039 - Crew #466 & 742 John B. Graef Crew B-24L-10-FO #44-49582 "Fran" Code: T9-O Standing Left to Right: John B. Graef (P), Harold C. Warman (N),...

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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
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33679149
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33777169
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Polaris II
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Belle
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Fran
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Abel Mabel
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 14 October 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
Des Moines, IA, USA 604 Grandview Avenue Des Moines, IA

Born

Iowa, USA 1920-01-10

Died

Santa Ana, CA, USA 1973-06-18

Other

466th BG Combat Tour

Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 1944-08-04 - 1945-02-16 15 missions with the 787th 15 lead crew missions with the 784th Became Assistant Operations Officer for the 466th BG after completing his missions

Revisions

Date6 Apr 2020 03:56:37
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466BG Archives - Mission Report for 14 October 1944
NARA document research by Brad Sullivan

Date10 Jul 2016 18:40:27
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG HIstorian

Date27 Jul 2015 18:52:21
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date28 Nov 2014 16:58:13
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

Officers of Attlebridge booklet - 1944

Date31 Oct 2014 00:42:42
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Date27 Sep 2014 18:15:42
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, p345

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