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Philip Ross




  • Fred Bender

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer, Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Fred Bender served as a flight engineer and top turret gunner with the 785th Bomb Squadron of the 466th Bomb Group. On 5 April 1945, he was Killed in Action (KIA) when his aircraft, B-24J A/C# 42-51531, was shot down over Holland. His body was never...

  • Patrick Dillard

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Walter Gossling

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • George Graboski

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Korba

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Lewis Lovell

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • William Pieper

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Armand Pohle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 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


  • 42-51531

    B-24 Liberator
    For reasons unknown, the Liberator left formation over The Netherlands and was lsot, with all 10 men on board Missing In Action (MIA). They are all memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge.

  • 44-40455

    B-24 Liberator
    An original a/c of the 493rd BG, she was transferred to the 466th BG after the former transitioned to B-17's


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 Michigan, USA
Buried 1945

No Known Grave
Tablets of The Missing
Cambridge American Cemetery

Killed in Action (KIA) 4316 Zonnemaire, Netherlands 5 April 1945


Date Contributor Update
09 January 2017 01:36:26 466thHistorian Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2014 23:57:47 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations, place associations and mission associations

Attlebridge Diaries - John Woolnough

Date Contributor Update
08 December 2014 03:00:01 RJK Changes to media associations

Provided by 2nd Lt Philip Ross and sent to his family before his plane failed to return.

Date Contributor Update
08 December 2014 01:42:51 RJK Changes to service number and awards

Philip Ross is my uncle who died during WWII.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:28 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 13737 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database