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Alvin E Berg

Military

Service

People

  • Howard Fisher

    Military | First Lieutenant | PIlot | 466th Bomb Group
    Awarded Silver Star for Gallantry for actions on 20 June 1944

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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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 273

    22 March 1944
    The German aviation industries at Oraneinburg and Basdorf were the intended primary target for this mission but dense cloud cover prevented the attack on these targets. The secondary target of Berlin, Germany and surrounding Targets of Opportunity (TOs...

  • 425

    20 June 1944
    Bombed an airfield. We were hit by flak; a piece hit Palmer's armor plate and another hit a gas tank. Probriefed in the evening for a big secret mission.

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 Pine City, MN 55063, USA 20 May 1916
Enlisted New Cumberland, PA 17070, USA 10 November 1942
466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, UK 22 March 1944 – 20 June 1944

Completed 27 combat missions

Crash Landed Ashford, UK 20 June 1944

Berg was wounded by flak and/or the crash landing of his aircraft at RAF Ashford

Discharged from active service Rantoul, IL 61866, USA 5 October 1945

Chanute AAF

Lived in Philadelphia, PA, USA 1950
Died 1 October 1994

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2018 16:38:28 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

corrected date of death

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2018 16:37:38 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/3147/41226_2421406274_0721-02298?pi...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60901&h=2512828...
Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom, page 91

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:35 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 Arsenal' by Wassom & Brassford, page 343

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