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John Brewer Graef




  • Henry DeClement

    Military | 466th Bomb Group

  • William Hutchinson

    Military | 466th Bomb Group

  • Paul Kinder

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

  • James McKenzie

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Palmer McMaster

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

  • Ray Otto

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

  • Marshall Tolin

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

  • Harold Warman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Stanley Wieczorek

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner/Nose Gunner | 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



  • 676

    14 October 1944
    Black Week

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 Iowa, USA 10 January 1920
Lived in Des Moines, IA, USA 1942

604 Grandview Avenue
Des Moines, IA

466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 4 August 1944 – 16 February 1945

15 missions with the 787th
15 lead crew missions with the 784th
Became Assistant Operations Officer for the 466th BG after completing his missions

Died Santa Ana, CA, USA 18 June 1973


Date Contributor Update
06 April 2020 03:56:37 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations

466BG Archives - Mission Report for 14 October 1944
NARA document research by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2018 03:05:31 466thHistorian Changes to middlename and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2016 18:40:27 466thHistorian Changes to service number, role, events and unit associations

466th BG HIstorian

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2015 18:52:21 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank and events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2014 16:58:13 466thHistorian Changes to events

Officers of Attlebridge booklet - 1944

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 00:42:42 466thHistorian Changes to role, person associations and place associations

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:42 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