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  • Joseph Tikey

    Military | Major | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Favorite aircraft was "Slick Chick" as his crew had named her. She would go on to be the longest serving 466th BG aircraft. Completed 30 missions: Three as Squadron Lead, Seven as Group Lead, Nine as Wing Lead and two as Division Lead.

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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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 785th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-28743 Eastern Beast

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 785BS, 466BBG, 8AF USAAF. Hit by 20mm flak direct hit taking out the Oxygen, electrical and hydraulic systems and starting a large fire. Went into dive after leaving the target area of Brunswick 8-May-44. S/Sgt's Carlson and Cannon bailed...

  • 42-94979 Slick Chick

    B-24 Liberator
    Oldest and longest serving 466th BG B-24 to survive the war ...

  • 42-51141 Pegasus

    B-24 Liberator

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 Bridgewater, MA 02324, USA 18 February 1919
Enlisted Boston, MA, USA 14 August 1942
466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 22 March 1944 – 29 November 1944

30 combat missions

Died Massachusetts, USA 2 August 1994
Buried Bourne, MA, USA 5 August 1994

Massachusetts National Cemetery
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: B/A, 0, 126


Date Contributor Update
24 June 2016 02:00:58 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, events and aircraft associations


Date Contributor Update
17 December 2014 01:44:15 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2014 01:04:05 466thHistorian Changes to firstname, nickname, highest rank, role, person associations, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:52 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 & Brassfield, p 343 & SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Company, D790.A2S45, 1998, page 212