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Earl H Beitler




  • Neil Gobrecht

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot/Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew B-24 in combat in WW 2. Flew B-29 during the Korean War. Flew U-10 in combat during the Vietnam War Retired as a Lt. Colonel. Was a science teacher for 12 years before retiring.

  • Richard Lundberg

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

  • Russell Mason

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

  • John Perella

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Originally a member of the Earl H. Beitler Crew (Crew #768), Perella was flying with the Richard Farrington Crew (Crew #487) when he was KIA on 21 April 1945

  • Gale Raymond

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Nose Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    See Neil Gobrecht's page for list of missions

  • Donald Sargeant

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

  • Edward Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    6 Air Medals/ 3 Battle Stars 8 encounters

  • Wilfred Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd 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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron



  • 725

    26 November 1944

  • 729

    29 November 1944

  • 894

    18 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...


Event Location Date
Born Nebraska, USA 16 May 1916
Lived in Long Beach, CA, USA 1943

2516 Eucalyptus

Enlisted Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, CO, USA 18 February 1943
Died Banning, CA, USA 29 November 2004


Date Contributor Update
04 September 2015 19:03:34 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:57 AAM AAM ingest

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 & Brassford, page 343 & SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Company, D790.A2S45, 1998, page 204