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MACR 5248
41-28743
"Eastern Beast"
466th BG | 785th BS
08 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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Cannon

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    B24 went into dive after leaving the target area. Cannon and Carlson bailed out. The rest of the crew crash landed at Riverhall in England. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Howard Carlson

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Prisoner of War (POW). B24 went into dive after leaving the target area. He and Cannon bailed out. The rest of the crew crash landed at Riverhall in England.

  • William Creek

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Returned after B24 went into dive after leaving the target area. 2 bailed out. The rest of the crew crash landed at Riverhall in England.

  • James Fawver

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Howard Hartley

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Returned after B24 went into dive after leaving the target area. 2 bailed out. The rest of the crew crash landed at Riverhall in England.

  • Emery Rahmeyer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Attlebridge Diaries edited by Wassom p. 47-48 Returned after B24 went into dive after leaving the target area. 2 bailed out. The rest of the crew crash landed at Riverhall in England.

  • Donald Schneid

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Returned after B24 went into dive after leaving the target area. 2 bailed out. The rest of the crew crash landed at Riverhall in England.

  • Edward Snyder

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Edward Snyder

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier; Navigator
    Flew 30 missions, After 28 missions sent to Navigator School and then flew 2 more missions as Navigator to get to the 30. Returned after B24 went into dive after leaving the target area. 2 bailed out. The rest of the crew crash landed at Riverhall in...

  • Steven Tukos

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner

Aircraft

  • 41-28743 Eastern Beast

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 785BS, 466BBG, 8AF USAAF. Hit by 20mm flak direct hit taking out the Oxygen, electrical and hydraulic systems and starting a large fire. Went into dive after leaving the target area of Brunswick 8-May-44. S/Sgt's Carlson and Cannon bailed...

Missions

  • 344

    8 May 1944

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 18:26:56 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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