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Joseph A Iurlano


Served from 6 November 1944 to 10 March 1945.

Flew 38 missions, but the crew were only credited with 35. One of the three was recalled after all the aircraft had taken off.



  • David Bridgers

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Richard Garlichs

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Herbert Leopold

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Jack Starlin

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Van Dyke

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Andrew Van Slot

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group
    31 bombing missions, 4 gas hauls for Patton, Battle of the Bulge. Going overseas from Goose Bay, we had ice on the ailerones and went into a spin at 13,500. Pulled out at 3500. The ice finally broke with temp change. We were called back to Goose Bay....

  • Charles Walker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron



  • 667

    6 October 1944

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 Pennsylvania, USA 1912
Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA, USA 19 February 1943
Based Attlebridge 6 November 1944 – 10 March 1945
Lived in Pittsburgh, PA, USA 2000


Date Contributor Update
03 August 2018 15:25:44 Emily Changes to nickname, biography, events and aircraft associations

Attlebridge Arsenal, Bridgers Crew narrative

Date Contributor Update
20 October 2015 01:14:47 466thHistorian Changes to middlename and firstname

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
20 October 2015 01:14:25 466thHistorian Changes to service number and events

466th BG Historian

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04 January 2015 01:01:25 466thHistorian Changes to surname, highest rank, role, person associations, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

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27 September 2014 18:15:18 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, page 346