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Addison Berry Manning




  • Julius Gavin

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

  • Peter Skoll

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Bombardier, B-24 Wolves Inc | 467th 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...

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-28981 Wolves Inc.

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 disappeared into a cloud bank on its return from a mission to Stuttgart, Germany, on 4 March 1945. It crashed into the North Sea and only two of the crew, Sgt Perry and Sgt Moskowitz, were picked up in rescue launches. They thought the aircraft...

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...

  • Rackheath

    Military site : airfield
    First allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in August 1942, Rackheath was then earmarked as a fighter base but, because of delay in construction, was never used as such. Built during 1943, the station had three concrete runways, 50 loop...


Event Location Date
Born Denver, CO, USA 26 March 1919
Grauduated Golden, CO, USA 1940

Colorado School of Mines

Died Loveland, CO, USA 2006

Addison B.(Bill) Manning was the 2nd born child of Gertrude and Addison B. Manning 11. Bill grew up in Denver. He attended Park School, then Stevens grade school and then Morey Jr High, where he met the love of his life, Beverly Kern. Bill went to East High School and lettered in football. He attended the Colorado School of Mines and was president of the Sophomore Class and a member of TauBeta Pi and Sima Gamma Epsilon Fraternities. Bill graduated in 1940 with a Geophysics Degree and was awarded the Wolf Medal,the highest award possible at Mines. Bill was also President of the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association.
Bill and Beve married August 31, 1940 at St. Marks Episcopal Church. Bill went to work for Magnolia Oil Company for exploration in Texas. When WW 11 broke out, Bill joined the Corps of Engineers and then the Air Force as a B-24 bomber pilot in the European Theatre. His pane was "Wolves Inc". Bill flew at least 25 successful missions and never lost a man or an airplane. He was awarded 5 Air Medals and 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses.
When the war was over he joined KC Construction Supply Firm and bought a beautiful brick home at 337 Ash Street in Denver and this is where they raised their 2 children Mary and Billy (Addison Berry Manning 4).
Bill had too many hobbies to even mention, but his favorites were Fly fishing, hunting and woodworking.
Bill loved solving problems and worked for PPG Industries as their manager of Fabrication. He was instrumental in building Denvers skyline, including downtown and the Denver Tech Center. Bill was President of the Colorado Construction League and President of Gyro International, Denver Branch.

Bill and Bev loved to travel to their ranch in Glacier View called the Lazy BK.
After Beve passed away, Bill continued to work as a consulting engineer even working on DIA, Denvers new airport.

Buried Denver, CO, USA 2006

Fairmount Cemetery
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Block 115 Lot 597


Date Contributor Update
19 April 2020 22:13:38 Brad Sullivan Changes to service number

DFC Certificate

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2019 04:29:41 VetResearch23 Changes to media associations

43-I Blackland Army Airfield yearbook.

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2016 18:20:11 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2016 18:19:25 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank and events

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2016 18:15:23 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, nickname, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield Wassom
page 330

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:47 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in Healy's book on 467th BG, 1993 printing