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  • George Beattie

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Dennis Beavers

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • William Brooks

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    St. Dizier, France 24 Mar 1944; Brunswick, Germany 8 April 1944; Hamm, Germany 22 April 1944; Leipheim, Germany 24 April 1944; Paderborn, Germany 26 April 1944; Siracourt, France 27 April 1944; Mimoyecque, France 28 April 1944; Liege, France 1 May 1944...

  • Vito Calderalo

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Harold Miller

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Harold K Miller was a proud part of the 466th Bomb Unit. He passed on July 12, 2000. He had many hobbies and interests. He was most proud of the Miniature railway he had built in the back of the garage and it was truly a sight to behold. He loved to...

  • Joseph Rooney

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    DFC/ AM (5)/ PH/ GC

  • James Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Julian Thompson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-29387 Snafu Snark

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24H, named SNAFU Snark, was an original 466th Bomb Group airplane. It flew combat missions from March 24, 1944 through August 8, 1944 when it crash landed at Manston emergency airfield, Kent, on it's return from a mission to Clastres, France. ...


  • 8th Air Force 275

    23 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Brunswick, Munster, Osnabruck, and Achmer, Germany as well as the airfield at Handorf, Germany become the targets for a force of 768 heavy bombers despatched by all three Air Divisions. The bomber gunner claims on German...

  • 8th Air Force 277

    24 March 1944
    This mission is composed of two elements, one from 1st Air Division and the other from 2nd Air Division. A total of 436 hevay bombers are despatched. The primary target for 1st Air Division is the the ball bearing plants at Schweifurt, Germany. 2nd Air...

  • 379

    29 May 1944
    Mission #2. The target was an aircraft assembly plant. Flak was exceedingly heavy. We were in the air 7-1/2 hours.

  • 388

    3 June 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 Grafton, ND 58237, USA 1942

RFD #2

Lived in Garden Grove, CA, USA 2002


Date Contributor Update
05 April 2015 06:10:54 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
31 December 2014 01:15:57 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:33 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 & Brassfield, page 345 & page 248 in the book 2ND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Company, 1998, D790.A2S45