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Hudson Wyatt Coombs

Military

Service

People

  • Richard Huyck

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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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

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 Davidson County, TN, USA 12 August 1924
Enlisted Fort Oglethorpe, GA, USA 18 January 1944
466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge Airfield, UK 5 November 1944 – 25 April 1945

Completed 30 combat missions

Died Nashville, TN, USA 15 September 1998
Buried Nashville, TN, USA 25 September 1998

Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2019 03:13:12 466thHistorian Changes to events and aircraft associations
Sources

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom
page 140

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2015 20:37:59 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:23 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 344

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