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MACR 13737
466th BG | 786th BS
05 Apr 1945



  • 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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron


  • Fred Bender

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer, Top Turret Gunner
    Fred Bender served as a flight engineer and top turret gunner with the 785th Bomb Squadron of the 466th Bomb Group. On 5 April 1945, he was Killed in Action (KIA) when his aircraft, B-24J A/C# 42-51531, was shot down over Holland. His body was never...

  • Patrick Dillard

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Aerial Gunner

  • Walter Gossling

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner

  • George Graboski

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner

  • John Korba

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot

  • Lewis Lovell

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • William Pieper

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner

  • Armand Pohle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Philip Ross

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot


  • 42-51531

    B-24 Liberator
    For reasons unknown, the Liberator left formation over The Netherlands and was lsot, with all 10 men on board Missing In Action (MIA). They are all memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge.



  • 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
12 April 2020 16:55:53 Brad Sullivan Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

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