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Carl E Bailey


Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24 #41-28664 'Merchant Of Venice'. Killed in Action (KIA).




  • John MacDonald

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 785BS, 466BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 11-May-44 in B-24 41-28664 'Merchant Of Venice'. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (2OLC), 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
  • 786th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-28664 Merchant of Venice

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 785BS, 466BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew on 466BG's first mission. Failed to Return (FTR)mission to Epinal. A/C seen with one engine feathered and another smoking, radio message received that pilot was heading for Switzerland. Not seen again. 11 x KIA...

  • 41-28694

    B-24 Liberator

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 Oklahoma, USA 1921
Lived in Seattle, WA, USA 1942

1429 E. Aloha Street

Enlisted Kelly Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX 78226, USA 18 November 1942

then Kelly Army Air Field

Died Eastern France 11 May 1944

a/c was damaged by flak and headed for Switzerland. They never made it. Lost somewhere between Epinal, France and Switzerland

Buried 1945

Tablet of The Missing


Date Contributor Update
31 March 2020 20:14:51 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
22 June 2016 00:27:42 466thHistorian Changes to service number and events

"Second Air Division" - Turner Publishing

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2015 10:18:56 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations and aircraft associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
MACR 4802 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database;
466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2015 03:33:30 466thHistorian Changes to events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:05 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4802