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Russell D McNair

Military

Flew 30 combat missions

DFC/Air Medal w 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ European Campaign, 2 stars.

Service

People

  • Warren Falcon

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

  • Harold Grove

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Melvin Kack

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group
    TSGT Kack was a non-combat casualty that occurred after the war. He was assigned to the 34th Station Complement Squadron at RAF Toome, Northern Ireland at the time of his death.

  • Abraham Katz

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

  • Anthony Loera

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

  • George Zeigler

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 282

    27 March 1944
    This mission might be likened to a "shotgun blast" as a combined force 714 heavy bombers are despatched form all three Air Divisions to attack 11 different German airfields and air depots in France. Mission summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 288

    5 April 1944
    A combined force of 50 B-24s from: 93BG; 458BG and 466BG are despatched to bomb V-Weapon sites in the St.Pol/Siracourt area of France. Could cover frsutrated bombing attems and only 21 aircraft are effective. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  • 8th Air Force 291

    8 April 1944

  • 8th Air Force 298

    11 April 1944

  • 301

    13 April 1944

  • 311

    22 April 1944

  • 333

    1 May 1944

  • 342A

    7 May 1944

  • 347

    9 May 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 Elizabeth, New Jersey 15 July 1919
Enlisted Newark, NJ, USA 17 March 1941
Lived in Elizabeth, NJ, USA 1942

15 Elmore Avenue

Died Kenilworth, NJ, USA 17 March 2006
Buried Kenilworth, NJ, USA 20 March 2006

Graceland Memorial Park
1900 Galloping Hill Road
Kenilworth, NJ

Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 April 2020 23:16:54 466thHistorian Changes to service number and mission associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - List of Operational Missions provided by Russell McNair

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2018 20:09:46 Leftcoast3CE Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal, Zeigler Crew #614
Painting of U8-M Laden Maid in Attleborough Visitors' Center listing the names of the original crew on a plaque

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2016 02:37:43 466thHistorian Changes to awards and events
Sources

Russ McNair papers
466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2015 22:58:04 466thHistorian Changes to place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2015 22:56:58 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
11 December 2014 18:09:27 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000 self

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