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Bernard J Smolka




  • Fred Coon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Carl Crawford

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Nose Gunner/Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Forrest Crute

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

  • Harold Dietz

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

  • James Lorenz

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    35 missions, last five as instructor pilot. Resigned from Reserves as Captain, September 1957. 243 combat flying hours. AM/ w 4 Oak Leaf Cluster/ EAME w/ 5 Battle Stars/ DUC

  • Robert Moushon

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator

  • Laurie Van Winkle

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Top Turret Gunner, Waist Gunner | 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...


  • 42-50465 Damifino

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-7682 Connie

    B-24 Liberator
    "Connie" was originally assigned to the 93rd BG at Hardwich Sta. 104 before being transferred to the 466th BG in the fall of 1944. It crash landed in the Netherlands on March 31, 1945 and was salvaged.


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 Cleveland, OH, USA 1942

2323 West 6th Street

Lived in Parma, OH, USA 1966

1682 Wexford Avenue


Date Contributor Update
13 April 2015 05:06:54 466thHistorian Changes to nickname, highest rank, role and events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:30 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 351