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James Howard Gist




  • John Blumenstock

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb 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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 786th Bomb Squadron


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...


Event Location Date
Born Solgohachia, AR 72156, USA 1 January 1922
Lived in Conway, AR, USA 1942

1604 Caldwell Street

Enlisted Little Rock, AR, USA 18 September 1942
466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 25 August 1944 – 19 March 1945
Died Solgohachia, AR 72156, USA 28 September 2012
Buried Solgohachia, AR 72156, USA 1 October 2012

Solgohachia Friendship Cemetery
Conway County
Arkansas, USA


Date Contributor Update
13 November 2015 01:32:43 466thHistorian Changes to service number

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
13 August 2015 17:59:01 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, firstname, nickname, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:16 AAM AAM ingest

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 & Brassfield, p345