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Richard Garlichs

Military

Service

People

  • Francis Bell

    Military | Captain | Pilot - Squadron Executive Officer | 466th Bomb Group

  • David Bridgers

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Iurlano

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Served from 6 November 1944 to 10 March 1945. Flew 38 missions, but the crew were only credited with 35. One of the three was recalled after all the aircraft had taken off.

  • Herbert Leopold

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zal_-ZkNqo

  • Jack Starlin

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

  • James Steel

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

  • Joseph Van Dyke

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

  • Andrew Van Slot

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group
    31 bombing missions, 4 gas hauls for Patton, Battle of the Bulge. Going overseas from Goose Bay, we had ice on the ailerones and went into a spin at 13,500. Pulled out at 3500. The ice finally broke with temp change. We were called back to Goose Bay....

  • Charles Walker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Dewey Whisenant

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 667

    6 October 1944

  • 669

    7 October 1944

  • 676

    14 October 1944
    Black Week

  • 681

    17 October 1944

  • 683

    19 October 1944

  • 688

    25 October 1944

  • 696

    1 November 1944

  • 712

    11 November 1944

  • 715

    16 November 1944

  • 720

    21 November 1944

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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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, NY, USA 11 March 1920
Enlisted New York, NY, USA 25 March 1943
Survived Mid-Air Collision Gooderstone, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE33, UK 16 September 1944

Was able to successfully bail out of his fatally damaged a/c after it collided with another group B-24 on a practice mission.

Died Ridge, NY, USA 30 May 1988
Buried Calverton, NY, USA 3 June 1988

Calverton National Cemetery
Calverton
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: 12, 0, 1679

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2018 10:22:02 general ira snapsorter Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

David Bridgers' entry in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, p 56

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2018 10:05:08 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations and mission associations
Sources

Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, p 343

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2015 23:15:32 466thHistorian Changes to surname, service number, events and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2015 00:59:13 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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, p345

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