Stuart M Peace

Military

Object Number - UPL 7016 - 1LT Stuart M. Peace Pilot Crew #732 466th BG - 787th BS

completed 35 missions in WW II
Was the only survivor of a mid-air collision while riding as a formation observer on 16 September 1944. His co-pilot, Fred Deck, the 787th BS Commander, John O. Cockey and seven members of the Archibald Williams Crew were KIA in this incident. The aircraft they were flying in was B-24J-5-DT #42-51331

Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

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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
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-699396
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-823816
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Dixie
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 6 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

Born

Chattanooga, Tennessee 1921-11-04

Buried

Dixon, CA 95620, USA 2013-05-12 Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Dixon Solano County California, USA Plot: SECTION 4 SITE 1032

Died

California, USA 2013-05-09
Chattanooga, TN, USA 107 Elmwood Drive
Decatur, AL, USA 455 Cain Street

Revisions

Date6 Dec 2015 03:17:34
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date7 Dec 2014 19:58:19
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Date27 Sep 2014 18:25:29
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000

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