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William M Julian Jr


Shot down by fighters and crashed at Gelderingen in B-24 'Ramblin Wreck' #41-28932, Killed in Action (KIA).



  • Warren Burt

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Led his crew to complete a 30 mission combat tour. 22 March 1944 - 21 July 1944 One of the original complement of 466th BG crews.

  • Robert Harrington

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Bob Harrington piloted the B-24 "Troublemaker" (#42-95067), stationed at Attlebridge in the summer of 1944. After nine missions with Troublemaker, on August 15, 1944 he was called up to fly an unfamiliar aircraft, Ramblin' Wreck (#41-28932), with a...

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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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-28932 Ramblin' Wreck

    B-24 Liberator
    This aircraft's last mission was on August 15, 1944, when it was flown by a makeshift crew led by pilot Robert W. Harrington from Attlebridge air base. The target was a Luftwaffe airfield in Vechta, near Bremen, Germany. The target was successfully...

  • 42-50581 Silent Yokum

    B-24 Liberator


  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

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 Knoxville, TN, USA 1 August 1916
Died Gelderingen, Steenwijkerwold, Netherlands 15 August 1944

Part of a makeup crew shot down on their only mission together. Jumped by German fighters near the town of Meppel, Holland

Buried 1945

Plot P Row 2 Grave 17
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands


Date Contributor Update
14 April 2020 20:57:41 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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

Date Contributor Update
12 July 2015 01:46:37 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, awards and events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2015 02:43:28 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2014 02:36:29 466thHistorian Changes to nickname and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:31 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8430