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Claude V Meconis

Military

Service

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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-29387 Snafu Snark

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24H, named SNAFU Snark, was an original 466th Bomb Group airplane. It flew combat missions from March 24, 1944 through August 8, 1944 when it crash landed at Manston emergency airfield, Kent, on it's return from a mission to Clastres, France. ...

  • 42-52524 The Lemon

    B-24 Liberator
    "unknown to the crew, our B-24 had a serious defect. We discovered on a practice mission with the group that our B-24 was slow and could not at any practical power setting, keep up with the other B-24's in the formation. This observation met with...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 275

    23 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Brunswick, Munster, Osnabruck, and Achmer, Germany as well as the airfield at Handorf, Germany become the targets for a force of 768 heavy bombers despatched by all three Air Divisions. The bomber gunner claims on German...

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 7 July 1918
Lived in Grand Rapids, MI, USA 1942

1516 Hamilton Road

466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 23 March 1944 – 24 July 1944
Died Seattle, WA, USA 24 August 2010

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2017 15:32:08 Bill E. Changes to nickname
Sources

Mac was my boss at Litton Industries, Inc. He was Corporate Director of Public Relations & Advertising.

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2016 01:02:35 466thHistorian Changes to place associations and aircraft associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2014 16:56:39 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, events and unit associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 01:27:05 466thHistorian Changes to role
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:23 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, page 348

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