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Houston W Smith

Military

Service

People

  • Carl Falk

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    One of the last crews assigned to the 785th BG to see combat. Completed four combat missions before hostilities ended.

  • James Heffernan

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Heffernan was part of Carl Falk's crew, who were the last crew to be assigned to the 466th Bomb Group who saw combat. ...

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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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-40454 Betta Duck

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally assigned to 493rd Bomb Group. Transferred to the 34th Bomb Group in early June 1944 and completed missoins from 12 June 1944 to 24 August 1944. Later transferred to the 466th Bomb Group, and eventually flown back to the US by Carl W Falk...

Missions

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 Lexington, VA 24450, USA 1925
Lived in Martinsville, VA 24112, USA 2000

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2016 04:47:32 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

Houston Smith Papers
466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2016 04:43:24 466thHistorian Changes to events, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Houston Smith papers
466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
02 January 2015 02:25:01 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2014 21:45:25 466thHistorian Changes to role
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:11 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 and Brassfield, page 351

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