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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.



  • 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...


  • Claire Eclov

    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.


  • 42-50717 Berlin Bound

    B-24 Liberator
    #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


  • 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
02 August 2016 00:08:28 466thHistorian Changes to person associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
01 August 2016 03:27:40 Jackrabbit72 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

I am the nephew of Claire Eclov. I have been searching for information for many years and this site finally helped me to find valuable information about the 466 bomb group and my uncle's activities. I have a few other pictures of my uncle but this one was taken sometime during his basic flight training. My email address is