Joseph Sidney Almand

Military

Object Number - UPL 23611 - Crew #570 Joseph S. Almand Crew 466th BG - 785th BS Standing Left to Right: James Turner (B), Nathan Hall (N), Joseph Almand (P), James Foreit...

Flew 34 missions. Flew on b-24 'Slick Chick'

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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 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2009209
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2055762
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34897879
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11017727
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Slick Chick
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Bottle Butt's Buggy
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 493rd Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron 861st Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 29 November 1944
  • Date: 6 December 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

Born

Conyers, Georgia 15 April 1920

Enlisted

25 November 1942

Other

466th BG Combat Tour

Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 29 November 1944 - 25 April 1945

Died

Loganville, GA 30052, USA 21 May 2011

Buried

Grayson, GA, USA 24 May 2011 Chestnut Grove Baptist Cemetery Grayson Gwinnett County Georgia, USA
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30087, USA Route 1

Revisions

Date20 May 2020 23:46:40
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

Report on Mission No 150 - Bielefeld, Germany - 6 December 1944
466th BG Archives - NARA Research provided by Brad Sullivan

Date12 Nov 2015 02:46:22
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date27 Sep 2014 18:17:34
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / son

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