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Colonel Arthur Pierce (466th BG Commander) presenting DFC to Lt. John A. Wheelahan (Pilot - Crew #702)
Attlebridge
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

  • Arthur Pierce

    Military | Colonel | Commander - 466th Bomb Group
    Between 31 March 1942 and 1 February 1943, Pierce was promoted 4 times, from 1LT to full Colonel. ...

  • John Wheelahan

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    "Our pilot was a former 4-engine instructor and we had all the confidence in the world in his flying skills." - Sidney Bouwer, Navigator

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
03 January 2015 00:35:53 466thHistorian Changes to collection
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2015 00:35:24 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

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