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Alson K Petty

Military

Service

People

  • Bradley Saunders

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Lead Crew Pilot

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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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 787th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

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 Merced County, CA, USA 29 January 1923
Lived in Kern County, CA, USA 1943
Enlisted Fresno, CA, USA 3 March 1943
466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 24 August 1944 – 25 February 1945

31 Combat Missions

Died Bakersfield, CA, USA 29 August 2000

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2016 02:59:51 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://death-records.mooseroots.com/l/174023271/Alson-Petty
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=7815593

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:33 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 DIARY by Wassom & Brassfield, page 349

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