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MACR 12416
42-50717 "Berlin Bound"
466th BG | 785th BS
15 Feb 1945

Connections

Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Brennan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    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.

  • 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.

  • John Fay

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Robert Gautreau

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Flight Engineer
    The VFW Post in Lynn, MA is named in his honor

  • Kenneth Hoffman

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Gunner

  • William Lindhe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    "my pilot, Willy Lindhe, was a particularly fine man. In the highest tradition of the Air Force, he stayed at his position under the most trying conditions. He maintained a steady platform and gave the bail out signal at the proper time, enabling...

  • Archie Patterson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • Archie Patterson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    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.

  • Robert Robinson

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Gunner

  • Robert Short

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Aerial Gunner
    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.

Aircraft

  • 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

Missions

  • 832

    15 February 1945

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2020 16:57:12 Brad Sullivan Changes to caption
Sources

NARA: Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs)

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2020 16:37:21 Brad Sullivan Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

NARA: Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs)

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