Thomas H Allison


Object Number - UPL 17843 - Crew #581/497 Robert Bluford Crew 466th BG - 785th & 784th Bomb Squadrons B-24M-10-FO #44-50699 "Parson's Chariot" Code: T9-P Standing Left to...


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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 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-832085
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Chris Crate
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 491st Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 853rd Bomb Squadron
A B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-40454) nicknamed "Betta Duck" lands at Mount Farm. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Written on slide casing: 'Betta Duck, landing Mount Farm.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Betta Duck
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 466th Bomb Group 493rd Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron 7th Bomb Squadron 862nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Parson's Chariot
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th 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


Washington, USA 24 December 1924


Spokane, WA, USA 24 June 1943


Tacoma, WA, USA 10 December 1997


University Place, WA, USA 14 December 1997 New Tacoma Cemetery University Place Pierce County Washington, USA
Spokane County, WA, USA


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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 & Brassford, page 343

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