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Albert L Hanson


Played the bass in the 466th BG base band "The Flying Deck" in addition to his squadron operations duties.



  • Herman Laubrich

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commander - 785th Bomb Squadron & 784th Bomb Squadron | 466th Bomb Group
    Commander of the 785th Bomb Squadron and the 784th Bomb Squadron of the 466th Bomb Group

  • Walter Peck

    Military | Brigadier General | Pilot; Commanding Officer | 458th Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 96th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 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

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...

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...


Event Location Date
Born New Jersey, USA 1915
Lived in Union County, NJ, USA 1942
Enlisted Newark, NJ, USA 25 August 1942
Lived in Woodbridge Township, NJ, USA 2002


Date Contributor Update
17 September 2016 00:08:24 466thHistorian Changes to role, person associations, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Archives - Letter from Albert Hanson, 28 January 1994

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2016 03:17:07 466thHistorian Changes to surname, middlename, firstname, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:53 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 346