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Paul W Bridgeman




  • James Atterholt

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 785BS, 466BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Gilbert

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

  • Tom Hallett

    Military | 466th Bomb Group

  • Allen Miller

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

  • Cordon Norton

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

  • Elijah Porter

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Wesley Vawter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-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



  • 667

    6 October 1944

  • 894

    18 March 1945

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 16 April 1920
Graduated High School Lumberton, NC, USA 1939

Barker-Ten Mile High School

Lived in Houston, TX, USA 1942

707 East 9th Street

SAC B-47 Pilot Plattsburgh, NY, USA 1956

380th BW

Died 27 June 1959

Perished in a boating accident

Buried Arlington, VA, USA July 1959

Arlington National Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
02 August 2016 17:27:40 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations

466th BG Archives - 18 March 1945 mission formation plan

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2014 17:21:58 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2014 17:18:29 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:19 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, p 343