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B-24H-15-FO #42-52524 The Lemon Code: 2U-D
466th BG - 785th BS

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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

  • Malcolm Dike

    Military | Captain | Pilot

  • Robert Vogel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Crashed on takeoff. All crew were Killed in Action (KIA) The plane stalled out on take off and crashed at the end of the runway. The fuel tanks exploded and then 2 of the thousand pound bombs went. off.

Aircraft

  • 42-52524 The Lemon

    B-24 Liberator
    "unknown to the crew, our B-24 had a serious defect. We discovered on a practice mission with the group that our B-24 was slow and could not at any practical power setting, keep up with the other B-24's in the formation. This observation met with...

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
07 November 2014 02:12:01 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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