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Louis Palermo


Shot down by fighters and crashed at Gelderingen in B-24 "Ramblin' Wreck" #41-28932, Prisoner of War (POW).



  • Robert Harrington

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Bob Harrington piloted the B-24 "Troublemaker" (#42-95067), stationed at Attlebridge in the summer of 1944. After nine missions with Troublemaker, on August 15, 1944 he was called up to fly an unfamiliar aircraft, Ramblin' Wreck (#41-28932), with a...

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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


  • 41-28932 Ramblin' Wreck

    B-24 Liberator
    This aircraft's last mission was on August 15, 1944, when it was flown by a makeshift crew led by pilot Robert W. Harrington from Attlebridge air base. The target was a Luftwaffe airfield in Vechta, near Bremen, Germany. The target was successfully...

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...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Dallas, TX, USA 27 April 1923
Lived in Los Angeles, CA, USA 1943
Enlisted Los Angeles, CA, USA 11 January 1943
Shot Down/Captured Gelderingen, 8341 Steenwijkerwold, Netherlands 15 August 1944
Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 20 August 1944 – May 1945

Stalag Luft IV
Dates are approximate

Died Fullerton, CA, USA 18 February 1998
Buried Fullerton, Orange County, California, USA 21 February 1998

Loma Vista Memorial Park


Date Contributor Update
05 January 2021 21:34:49 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Updated the location of the "POW" event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2017 00:55:46 466thHistorian Changes to media associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2017 00:54:58 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, events, person associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:06 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8430 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database