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James Lyman Bruner 2nd from left - Co-Pilot
Willis Ray - 3rd from left - Radio Operator
Leonard Long - 4th from left - Flight Engineer
Luther Fairbanks - 466th BG Commanding Officer presenting awards.

DFC Ceremony - Attlebridge, September 8, 1944.



  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 785th Bomb Squadron


  • James Bruner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Luther Fairbanks

    Military | Colonel | Commander - 466th Bomb Group

  • Leonard Long

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer

  • Willis Ray

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator


  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Date Contributor Update
14 June 2019 20:29:23 466thHistorian Changes to collection

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2015 03:13:14 466thHistorian Changes to caption, unit associations and person associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2015 19:28:57 jamesbruner Created entry with collection, caption, person associations and place associations

JL Bruner is my father.