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Meredith Rathbone Carb Jr

Military

Service

People

  • Donald Purcell

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Capt. Donald Eugene Purcell, Pilot B24-H #418 ...

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron

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...

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in briefly in March 1943, then returned in June 1943 remaining until the end of the war and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Tarrant County, Texas 21 July 1918
1st 466th BG Combat Tour RAF Attlebridge 22 March 1944 – 13 April 1944
2nd 466th BG Combat Tour RAF Attlebridge 26 August 1944 – 21 November 1944

Returned to Attlebridge with his crew from the 93rd BG where they presumably trained as a lead crew.

Lived in Fort Worth, TX 1945

2705 Cockrell St.

Died Fort Worth, TX 21 July 1976

Died of Lung Cancer
His civilian career was as a Real Estate Appraiser

Buried Fort Worth, TX 24 July 1976

Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2020 22:47:06 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, firstname, suffix, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2238&h=19816276...
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2272/33154_b062994-00726?pid=129013...
"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom, page 330
"Officers of Attlebridge" booklet

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / roster

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