466th Bomb Group

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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?'

Object Number - FRE 1935 - 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)...

The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the occasion. The Group flew missions against strategic objectives like U-boat installations in Kiel, ball bearing works in Berlin, aircraft factories in Munich and oil refineries in Hamburg. Remarkably, the 785th Bomb Squadron flew 55 consecutive missions without loss.

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Commanding Officers

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group Headquarters (Eighth Air Force)
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Commander - 466th
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group Headquarters (466th Bomb Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-19497
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Commander - 466th
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 96th Bomb Group Headquarters (96th Bomb Group)
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Commander - 466th
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Commander - 466th
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 25th Bomb Group 466th Bomb Group Headquarters (466th Bomb Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-22487
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Chief of Staff; Commanding Officer

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

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Attlebridge 1944-03-07 - 1945-07-06

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Mister Chance
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Ready and Waiting
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Shack
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron

Mission

  • Date: 13 April 1944

Revisions

Date6 Jan 2019 01:13:03
ContributorJames Cleveland
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James Cleveland

Date6 Jan 2019 01:10:45
ContributorJames Cleveland
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James Cleveland

Date9 Mar 2018 15:31:01
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2nd Air Division Memorial Library

Date11 May 2015 03:05:54
Contributor466thHistorian
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466th BG Historian

Date10 Apr 2015 19:08:15
ContributorEMBLEMHUNTER
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my photo

Date6 Feb 2015 01:36:36
Contributor466thHistorian
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466th BG Historian

Date4 Dec 2014 17:04:02
Contributor466thHistorian
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466th BG Historian

Date28 Nov 2014 16:59:53
Contributor466thHistorian
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466th BG Historian

Date31 Oct 2014 01:10:43
Contributor466thHistorian
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Chris Brassfield

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:46
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / The Mighty Eighth. A History of the Units, Men and Machines of the US 8th Air Force.' by Roger A. Freeman (1989). 'Air Force Combat Units of World War II' compiled by the Department of the US Air Force, edited by Maurice Maurer (1983). / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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