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Stephen W Forton Jr


Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 42-52555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).



  • Clinton Caverne

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Marney Mason

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52582. Crashed at Hann-Strehen. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

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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...

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born St Clair Shores, Michigan 1922
Lived in Macomb County, MI, USA 1942
Enlisted Detroit, MI, USA 1 May 1942
Killed in action North Sea 9 April 1944
Buried 1945

No Known Grave
Tablets of The Missing
Cambridge American Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
14 August 2016 23:01:49 466thHistorian Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
20 June 2015 02:55:16 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, awards, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:25 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3843