Lloyd O Kelley

Military

Object Number - UPL 42773 - MACR 8430 41-28932 "Ramblin' Wreck" 466th BG | 787th BS 15 Aug 1944

Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Gelderingen on 8/15/44 in B-24 Ramblin' Wreck #4128932

POW

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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 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-817669
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Ramblin Wreck
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron

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
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft 4, Gross Tychow, Pomerania

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Virginia, USA 1923-09-15

Other

Shot Down/Captured

Gelderingen, 8341 Steenwijkerwold, Netherlands 1944-08-15

Other

POW

78-220 Tychowo, Poland 1944-08-20 Stalag Luft 4 Dates are approximate

Enlisted

Roanoke, VA, USA 1943-01-11

Died

Mechanicsville, VA, USA 2002-01-06

Buried

Hanover County, VA, USA 2002-01-10 Signal Hill Memorial Park • Hanover, Hanover County, Virginia, USA

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:19:02
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8430 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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