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William Jackson Grey

Military

Service

People

  • Lawrence Anderson

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

  • Harold Engberg

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

  • John Fuller

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Raid on Berlin with 3000 airplanes front and back all flying to Berlin.

  • Robert Hosmer

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

  • Herbert Longman

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

  • Emil Nowak

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Vincent Palmer

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Nose Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Wayne Vestal

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret 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

Missions

  • 847

    25 February 1945
    "The Aerial Sledgehammer fashioned by bombers of the 8th and 15th Air Forces and the RAF fell on German communications and fuel supplies for the forth day in a row yesterday as 1,150 Fortresses and Liberators of the 8th hit railyards, airfields, an oil...

  • 894

    18 March 1945

  • 8th Air Force 904

    21 March 1945

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 Washington, DC, USA 20 December 1922
Lived in San Diego, CA, USA 1943

4631 40th Street

466th BG Combat Tour RAF Attlebridge 19 February 1945 – 17 April 1945

Completed 21 combat missions before aerial hostilities ended

Died Riverside, CA, USA 15 December 2003
Buried Riverside, CA, USA 18 December 2003

Riverside National Cemetery
Riverside
Riverside County
California, USA
Plot: Section Ba, row E, Site 361

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2020 00:17:29 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

"Attlebridge Arsenal" Brassfield & Wassom
page 115

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2015 19:07:08 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2015 19:05:50 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, nickname, events and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
03 May 2015 23:04:57 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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, p345

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