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Walter M Bowen

Military

Killed in practice mission involving collision with another plane. B-24 #42-95361 'Glad to See Ya'

Service

People

  • Robert Bieber

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

  • Arthur Dyson

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

  • John Howard

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator, Pilotage Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew missions to France in September 1944 hauling gasoline to Patton's troops. Flew 30 combat missions, the last ten as navigator on a lead crew. Air Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO Ribbon w/ 4 Battle Stars

  • William Hunter

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

  • Daniel McDermott

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Nesius

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

  • Harold Ruth

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

  • F Sullivan

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

  • A Wells

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 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

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 Texas, USA 1917
Enlisted Oklahoma City, OK, USA 17 February 1941
Died Gooderstone, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE33, UK 16 September 1944
Buried 20 September 1944

Plot E Row 2 Grave 75
Cambridge American Cemetery
Cambridge, England

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2017 10:11:25 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details 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, p 343

Date Contributor Update
22 June 2016 01:31:04 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2015 21:30:36 466thHistorian Changes to service number, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology Supplement, Attlebridge Arsenal p. 46 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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