Robert W Collins

Military

Object Number - UPL 17104 - Crew #771 Larry S. Fosburg Crew Standing Left to Right: William Warren (NG), George Mitchell (R/O), Carl Mikel (FE), Howard Youmans (WG),...

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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-828399
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Judy Sue
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: The Joker
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Carioca-Bev
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Troublemaker
  • 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

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Kansas, USA 19 February 1924

Other

466th BG Combat Tour

Attlebridge Airfield, UK 29 November 1944 - 21 April 1945 Completed 31 combat missions before hostilities ended.

Died

25 December 1962

Buried

Highland, KS 66035, USA 28 December 1962 Highland Cemetery Highland Doniphan County Kansas, USA
Hiawatha, KS 66434, USA 301 South 6th Street

Revisions

Date1 Apr 2019 19:18:35
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom
page 95

Date31 Jul 2015 15:45:34
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date27 Sep 2014 18:04:42
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 and Brassfield, page 344

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