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Michael P Pelish Jr


Originally a member of the Joseph Damiani Crew, he was not aboard when they were lost on a Truckin' mission on 25 September 1944. As it wasn't a combat mission, the bombardier wasn't needed.



  • Joseph Damiani

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Welsh

    Military | First 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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-50717 Berlin Bound

    B-24 Liberator
    #2 engine caught fire during assembly on 15 February 1945 causing the a/c to crash with the William C. Lindhe Crew aboard. 6 KIA - 4 parachuted safely

  • 42-95592 Black Cat

    B-24 Liberator
    On 21 April 1945 B-24 Liberator "Black Cat" became the last heavy bomber to be shot down in the European Theatre of Operations. ...

  • 42-50765 Audrey

    B-24 Liberator

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 West Virginia, USA 14 January 1920
Lived in Saginaw, MI, USA 1942

3324 Ketchem

Enlisted Flint, MI, USA 29 August 1942
Died Saginaw, MI, USA 1 November 1985


Date Contributor Update
28 January 2019 00:09:27 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and aircraft associations

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom
page 259

Date Contributor Update
28 January 2019 00:07:30 466thHistorian Changes to biography, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2015 23:33:20 466thHistorian Changes to suffix, highest rank, role and events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:12 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 DIARY by Wassom & Brassfield, page 349