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Mark E Fortune


Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-24 #4252567. Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

Retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel



  • Lloyd Deshazer

    Military | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

  • Norman Flynn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #42-52343 'Oh Mona' ran off the runway on return from a mission to Biarritz airfield, FR on 27 Mar 1944. RTD. Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-24 #4252567. Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

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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



  • 8th Air Force 282

    27 March 1944
    This mission might be likened to a "shotgun blast" as a combined force 714 heavy bombers are despatched form all three Air Divisions to attack 11 different German airfields and air depots in France. Mission summary follows: ...

  • 301

    13 April 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
Born Pennsylvania, USA 13 February 1916
Lived in Eastland County, TX, USA 1920
Lived in Greenville, PA 16125, USA 1930
Interned (INT) Dübendorf, Switzerland 13 April 1944
Died Greenville, PA 16125, USA 9 December 1977
Enlisted Greenville, PA 16125, USA 12 December 1977

Shenango Valley Cemetery
Mercer County
Pennsylvania, USA


Date Contributor Update
27 November 2015 00:25:52 466thHistorian Changes to biography, events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:39 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4113 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database