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Louis A Diamond


Killed in Action (KIA). B-24 AC #42-51231. Crashed returning from first combat mission. Seven of the crew were severely injured and three were Killed in Action (KIA).



  • Robert Nelson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-51231

    B-24 Liberator
    The crash report showed there was over 400 gallons of fuel remaining in the tanks when this aircraft crashed. The accident committee determined the power failure was caused by the introduction of air into the cross feed system.


  • 702

    5 November 1944

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
Lived in Kinston, NC, USA 1942
Died Lenwade, Norwich NR9, UK 5 November 1944


Date Contributor Update
20 August 2018 03:07:39 466thHistorian Changes to awards

Date Contributor Update
26 August 2016 02:55:55 466thHistorian Changes to events

Officers of Attlebridge Booklet - 466th BG publication 1945

Date Contributor Update
26 August 2016 02:48:07 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:07 AAM AAM ingest

Combat Supplement, Unit History / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia