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Joseph J Rooney

Military

DFC/ AM (5)/ PH/ GC

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People

  • Malcolm Dike

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 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

Aircraft

  • 41-29387 Snafu Snark

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24H, named SNAFU Snark, was an original 466th Bomb Group airplane. It flew combat missions from March 24, 1944 through August 8, 1944 when it crash landed at Manston emergency airfield, Kent, on it's return from a mission to Clastres, France. ...

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Buffalo, New York, USA 4 September 1924
Enlisted Buffalo, NY, USA 20 February 1942

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 September 2020 21:19:35 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Copied "Summary biography" from a Duplicate person as part of a merge operation of dup people so the dup person can be deleted.

Date Contributor Update
23 September 2020 21:18:14 jmoore43 Changes to events
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Copied "Born event" from a Duplicate person as part of a merge operation of dup people so the dup person can be deleted.

Date Contributor Update
05 April 2015 06:17:39 466thHistorian Changes to service number and events
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2015 01:21:33 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations and aircraft associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2014 16:58:41 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, firstname, highest rank, role, person associations and place associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom and Brassfield, page 350

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