Skip to main content
Edit entry 

Ben B Elizalde




  • Heath Carriker

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Dec 23, 44 on mission to Blatchen, ger. flack disabled aileron and rudder control with resulting loss of altitude from 23,000 to 8,000 ft. With elevator controls and all engines we made it back to Base 1:30 late. This was a close call! ...

Show more

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 Fresno, CA, USA 1 April 1924
Enlisted Sacramento, CA, USA 8 February 1943
466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, UK 24 July 1944 – 5 January 1945

30 combat missions

Died Placer County, CA, USA 9 October 2000
Buried Portland, OR, USA 15 October 2000

Willamette National Cemetery • Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot Section COL-2 ROW 628 Site A


Date Contributor Update
26 February 2018 04:32:35 466thHistorian Changes to surname, middlename, service number, awards and events

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom, page 65
research provided by genealogist Marcia Melnyk

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 02:07:42 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:20 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