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Loran D Caskey


Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Killed in Action (KIA).




  • Berry Skaggs

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Although a native Texan from Wichita Falls, Berry “BB” Skaggs moved with his family into southwestern Oklahoma, settling in Lawton, where he obtained most of his schooling. After completing High School he attended Cameron Jr., A.&M. College near...

  • Frank Wolf

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    1st mission 5 April 1944; 33rd mission 2 January 1945. 8 members of my 1st crew were Killed in Action (KIA). One was a Prisoner of War (POW) for 13 months. My second crew finished without serious injury. As of 18 November 1999, only 6 of us are living....

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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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-52582 The Worry Bird

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down by German fighters. Last seen going down with it's bomb bay on fire. B.B. Skaggs Crew MACR 3845. Fuselage parts recovered 1981:Boswiede/Giethoorn


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 Emporium, Pennsylvania, USA 1919
Enlisted Buffalo, NY, USA 1 October 1942
Killed in Action (KIA) Oschersleben, Germany 11 April 1944
Buried Lemay, MO, USA 1948

efferson Barracks National Cemetery
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: SECTION 84 SITE 21-23


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2015 23:30:26 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:03 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3845 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database