Mervin Louis Ransom

media-16701.jpeg UPL 16701 2LT Mervin L. Ransom
Crew #725 - John Suchiu Crew
466th BG - 787th BS

466th BG Historian

Object Number - UPL 16701 - 2LT Mervin L. Ransom Co-Pilot Crew #725 - John Suchiu Crew 466th BG - 787th BS

Mervin Ransom served as a Co-Pilot with the 466th Bomb Group from Attlebridge. On 15 August 1944, he was taken as a Prisoner of War (POW) when his B-24 'Lady Lightning', serial number 42-52597, was shot down by fighters and crashed at Mijenaleck.


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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


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-425057
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Lady Lightning
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 786th 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


Huron, OH 44839, USA 8 December 1916


Shot Down

8351 Wapserveen, Netherlands 15 August 1944



Moosburg, Germany Stalag Luft 7a Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11
Castalia, OH 44824, USA


Castalia, OH 44824, USA


Castalia, OH 44824, USA Castalia Cemetery Castalia Erie County Ohio, USA


Date27 Jul 2015 14:09:44
ContributorLucy May
ChangesChanges to biography

Combined two entries into a single entry. This entry now includes information from the following sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8428

Date10 Jul 2015 18:11:11
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466th BG Historian

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MACR 8428 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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