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Fred A McConnell




  • Monroe Behrens

    Military | First Lieutenant | Radar (H2X) Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Melvin Dyson

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

  • John Ennis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier & Pilotage Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Original member of the 466th BG/786th BS Was bombardier on the Russell J. Willer Crew - Crew #604 Trained as a Pilotage Navigator and flew in the role with the Fred A. McConnell Crew - Crew #409

  • Harold Hardy

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group
    30 missions, never wounded DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct, Army USAAF/European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign w/4 Oak Leaf Cluster, American Campaign Medal, Victory World War II Medal

  • William Johnson

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

  • Phillip Kreager

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

  • Carl Lewis

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

  • Clyde Shrum

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot/Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • George Soniak

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Vance

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 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...

  • 784th 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: ...

  • 552

    14 August 1944

  • 611

    8 September 1944
    We snafued on the bomb run and missed all the flak.

  • 674

    12 October 1944
    Black Week

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 Washington County, VA, USA 7 July 1917
Lived in Abingdon, VA, USA 1942

Vance Mill Road

Died Orlando, FL, USA 27 March 1985
Buried Washington County, VA, USA 2 April 1985

Green Spring Cemetery
Green Spring
Washington County
Virginia, USA


Date Contributor Update
18 February 2015 05:30:22 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2014 00:24:15 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:16 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, page 348