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MACR 5226
42-52570
"Sack Happy"
466th BG | 786th BS
29 May 1944

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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Bethel

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #4252570 'Sack Happy. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Carl Criger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #4252570 'Sack Happy. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Thomas Dykla

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #42-52570 'Sack Happy', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Adolph Komer

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #4252570 'Sack Happy. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Major Mears

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #4252570 'Sack Happy. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Christian Roediger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #4252570 'Sack Happy. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ralph Whitesell

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #4252570 'Sack Happy. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Whitmer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #4252570 'Sack Happy. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lambert Zaetsch

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #42-52570 'Sack Happy'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW/Purple Heart

  • Charles Zavorka

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot/Co-Pilot
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #42-52570 'Sack Happy', Prisoner of War (POW). He was flying with Crew #613 when shot down. This was likely his first mission and was flying with Komer's Crew as a familiarization to combat procedures before taking his own...

Aircraft

Missions

  • 379

    29 May 1944
    Mission #2. The target was an aircraft assembly plant. Flak was exceedingly heavy. We were in the air 7-1/2 hours.

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
19 April 2020 18:17:38 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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