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  • John Belanger

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

  • Donald Dowdell

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Was a police sergeant in the NYPD after the war.

  • Eugene Gjertsen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator; Radar Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew about 15 missions with original crew, then transferred to 784th BS. Flew on B-24 #42-51240 (on overseas movement trip from U.S. This a/c was surrendered at Valley Wales. This a/c was eventually assigned to the 392nd BG) ...

  • Harold Jordon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Career U.S.A.F. Officer, retired in 1975 as a colonel. Wife Jane Merrill Jordon, sons David, Steven and Brian.

  • Paul Kaufman

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

  • Vincent Palmer

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Nose Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Michael Pelish

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Originally a member of the Joseph Damiani Crew, he was not aboard when they were lost on a Truckin' mission on 25 September 1944. As it wasn't a combat mission, the bombardier wasn't needed.

  • Harold Westby

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier; Pilotage Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Edward Winter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Herman Young

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | 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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 785th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-50717 Berlin Bound

    B-24 Liberator
    #2 engine caught fire during assembly on 15 February 1945 causing the a/c to crash with the William C. Lindhe Crew aboard. 6 KIA - 4 parachuted safely

  • 42-95592 Black Cat

    B-24 Liberator
    On 21 April 1945 B-24 Liberator "Black Cat" became the last heavy bomber to be shot down in the European Theatre of Operations. ...

  • 42-50765 Audrey

    B-24 Liberator


  • 667

    6 October 1944

  • 702

    5 November 1944

  • 707

    9 November 1944

  • 738

    5 December 1944

  • 8th Air Force 760

    24 December 1944
    1. Decision. ...

  • 8th Air Force 935

    9 April 1945
    "Heavy bombers of the 8th Air Force once more struck at the source of German air power when over 1,250 Fortresses and Liberators, protected by approximately 750 fighters, hammered ten airfields in the vicinity of Munich, besides attacking an oil depot...

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 Columbus, Ohio 30 September 1922
Lived in Columbus, OH, USA 1942

167 West 9th Street

466th BG Combat Tour RAF Attlebridge 6 October 1944 – 9 April 1945

Flew 7 combat mission with the 785th BS
Flew 23 combat missions as a lead crew with the 784th BS

Died Dayton, Ohio 10 October 1996
Buried Delaware, Ohio 14 October 1996

Oak Grove Cemetery
Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio, USA


Date Contributor Update
21 April 2020 02:36:51 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations and mission associations

"Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom, page 259
466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No 137 Karlsruhe, Germany - 5 November 1944
NARA research by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2020 00:25:53 466thHistorian Changes to events
"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom, page 259

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2015 00:47:39 466thHistorian Changes to surname

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2015 23:44:22 466thHistorian Changes to surname, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:48 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 331