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Edward P Anastasio


786th Bomb Squadron Commander
Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel


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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron


  • 8th Air Force 282

    27 March 1944
    This mission might be likened to a "shotgun blast" as a combined force 714 heavy bombers are despatched form all three Air Divisions to attack 11 different German airfields and air depots in France. Mission summary follows: ...

  • 379

    29 May 1944
    Mission #2. The target was an aircraft assembly plant. Flak was exceedingly heavy. We were in the air 7-1/2 hours.

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 Spokane, WA, USA 2 April 1914
Lived in Racine, WI, USA 1942

2521 Olive Street

Died Spokane, WA, USA 1 April 1982


Date Contributor Update
22 November 2017 00:10:04 466thHistorian Changes to middlename and service number

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
13 September 2016 00:03:19 466thHistorian Changes to biography and events

Date Contributor Update
25 December 2014 08:21:01 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:10 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