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  • Robert Bieber

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

  • Arthur Dyson

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

  • John Howard

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator, Pilotage Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew missions to France in September 1944 hauling gasoline to Patton's troops. Flew 30 combat missions, the last ten as navigator on a lead crew. Air Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO Ribbon w/ 4 Battle Stars

  • William Hunter

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

  • Daniel McDermott

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Nesius

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

  • Harold Ruth

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

  • F Sullivan

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

  • A Wells

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | 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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 786th Bomb Squadron



  • 681

    17 October 1944

  • 683

    19 October 1944

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 Minnesota, USA 24 March 1922
Lived in Minneapolis, MN, USA 1943

2414 24th Ave.

Died Fair Oaks, CA, USA 24 August 1989
Buried Minneapolis, MN, USA 27 August 1989

Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: MB, 108


Date Contributor Update
04 April 2020 03:37:29 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations

466th BG Formation sheet for 19 October 1944

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2015 02:35:33 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2015 02:33:04 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:18 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