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John R Abplanalp


completed 34 missions

Good Conduct/Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters/EAME Medal with 4 Bronze Stars



  • Rolland Bushner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    Missions: 1944 - Aug 9 Saarbrucken; 12 Mourmelon sur Marne; 14 Dole/Tauaux/ 16 Madgeburg; 24 Hanover; 26 Dulmen; 30 Mainz; Sep 9 Mainz; 10 Ulm; 11 Madgeburg; Oct 5 Lippstadt; 7 Madgeburg; 9 Koblenz; 22 Hamm; 26 Bottrop; 30 Hamburg; Nov 5 Karlsruhe; 10...

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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


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 Ridgeway, Pennsylvania 19 July 1920
Enlisted Rockford, IL, USA 19 February 1942

Camp Grant

Died Grove City, PA 25 November 1995
Buried Bradford, Pennsylvania


Date Contributor Update
10 November 2018 04:36:14 466thHistorian Changes to events

Information provided by daughter.

Date Contributor Update
12 March 2017 03:43:44 466thHistorian Changes to service number, awards and events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2015 00:04:54 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
11 December 2014 00:33:38 466thHistorian Changes to events, person associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:33 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 & Brassford