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Russell A Thompson




  • Allen Gesing

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

  • James Hufnagel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Harold Roles

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

  • Paul Salness

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

  • Angelo Taranto

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

  • Kennard Underwood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    35 missions 8/26/44-3/2/45. 1 'No Ball' ski target in France, the rest over Germany, 1 dep. sqd. lead, 2/22/45--took lead. Witnessed 787th sq. mid-air collision 9/44 AM 4Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Bernard Weigel

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    34 missions, including 3 'gas missions' - 1 Lille, 2 St. Oizier. Had chute on 6 times - never jumped. Came back with engines feathered - once 1 1/2 out. ...

  • Robert Wiseman

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron



  • 725

    26 November 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 13 August 1917
Lived in Hutchinson, MN 55350, USA 1943

246 Monroe Street

Lived in Spicer, MN 56288, USA 2000
Died Willmar, MN, USA 27 December 2003


Date Contributor Update
28 November 2015 02:04:54 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2015 02:03:45 466thHistorian Changes to service number and events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
04 August 2015 15:07:58 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:46 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 331