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Carl W Falk


One of the last crews assigned to the 785th BG to see combat. Completed four combat missions before hostilities ended.



  • Billie Arnold

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Timothy Dwyer

    Military | Corporal (5th Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • James Heffernan

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Heffernan was part of Carl Falk's crew, who were the last crew to be assigned to the 466th Bomb Group who saw combat. ...

  • Ramon Manuz

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

  • Henry Schuette

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

  • Houston Smith

    Military | Corporal (5th Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

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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


  • 42-51141 Pegasus

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-40454 Betta Duck

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally assigned to 493rd Bomb Group. Transferred to the 34th Bomb Group in early June 1944 and completed missoins from 12 June 1944 to 24 August 1944. Later transferred to the 466th Bomb Group, and eventually flown back to the US by Carl W Falk...


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
Lived in Decatur, IL, USA 1944

1482 West Forest Avenue

Fuel Delivery Missions France April 1945

"Before we started flying our bombing missions we made several trips to deliver gasoline to the ground troops in Europe in B-24H-25-DT #42-51141 "Pegasus."

Operation Home Run Bradley International Airport (BDL), Schoephoester Road, Windsor Locks, CT 06096, USA June 1945

We returned the States in June 1945 by way of Iceland and Goose Bay, Labrador. We left "Betta Duck" at Bradley Field, CT.


Date Contributor Update
29 May 2016 02:36:51 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations

Carl Falk papers
466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2015 20:53:17 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

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02 January 2015 02:16:50 466thHistorian Changes to service number

466th BG Historian

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02 January 2015 02:10:32 466thHistorian Changes to media associations

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02 January 2015 02:10:01 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations

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