This is Claire Walter Eclov, staff sergeant 3rd grade, who was a radio operator with the 466 bomb group and flew on the "Berlin Bound" Liberator B-24J A/C #42-50717 which crashed on February 15, 1945. He was from Brookings, S.D. and his remains were initially buried in Cambridge, England and then returning to the Brookings Luthern Cemetary.
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...
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Radio Operator
Killed in Action (KIA). B-24J A/C #42-50717 'Berlin Bound' crashed after engine fire developed and was returning to base. 6 crewmembers killed. Others bailed out and survived.
#2 engine caught fire during assembly on 15 February 1945 causing the a/c to crash with the William C. Lindhe Crew aboard. 6 KIA - 4 parachuted safely
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...