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MACR 8430
41-28932
"Ramblin' Wreck"
466th BG | 787th BS
15 Aug 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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Borst

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down on 8/15/44 in B-24 'Ramblin Wreck' #41-28932. Crashed at Gelderingen, Evaded (EVD).

  • Robert Harrington

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Bob Harrington piloted the B-24 "Troublemaker" (#42-95067), stationed at Attlebridge in the summer of 1944. After nine missions with Troublemaker, on August 15, 1944 he was called up to fly an unfamiliar aircraft, Ramblin' Wreck (#41-28932), with a...

  • Tice Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Top Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Gelderingen in B-24 Ramblin' Wreck #4128932. He had escaped death 3 days before when his regular crew, Crew #744 - Hammond, had been shot down with everyone onboard were KIA. Jones had...

  • William Julian

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Gelderingen in B-24 'Ramblin Wreck' #41-28932, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Lloyd Kelley

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Gelderingen on 8/15/44 in B-24 Ramblin' Wreck #4128932 POW

  • William Meyer

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Togglier/Nose Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Gelderingen on 8/15/44 in B-24 Ramblin' Wreck #4128932 POW

  • James Miller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Gelderingen on 8/15/44 in B-24 Ramblin Wreck #4128932 POW

  • Louis Palermo

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Gelderingen in B-24 "Ramblin' Wreck" #41-28932, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • William Rye

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Right Waist Gunner
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Gelderingen on 8/15/44 in B-24 'Ramblin Wreck' #41-28932, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Chester Zyb

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Tail Gunner
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Gelderingen in B-24 "Ramblin' Wreck" #41-28932, Killed in Action (KIA). Last name was originally spelled Zdyb. His parents were Polish immigrants.

Aircraft

  • 41-28932 Ramblin' Wreck

    B-24 Liberator
    This aircraft's last mission was on August 15, 1944, when it was flown by a makeshift crew led by pilot Robert W. Harrington from Attlebridge air base. The target was a Luftwaffe airfield in Vechta, near Bremen, Germany. The target was successfully...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

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
22 April 2020 20:31:35 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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