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777th Bomb Squadron


Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber squadron in mid-1943, trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO), October 1943, becoming a Fifteenth Air Force heavy bomb squadron, attacking enemy targets both in the MTO and European Theater of Operations (ETO). After end of war in Europe, used B-24s for transport of personnel from various points in Europe to Waller Field, Trinidad, being attached to Air Transport Command. Inactivated 31 July 1945.


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  • Jack Abrams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 464th Bomb Group
    On the 17th October 1944, whilst on route from Pantanella, Italy to bomb an ordnance factory South of Vienna, 1st Lieutenant Abrams plane, B24-J Liberator, (Lively Lady), was hit by flak. Abrams was believed to have been killed instantly on the flight...

  • William Bingham

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 464th Bomb Group

  • Paul Burnside

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer

  • Don Dickson

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 464th Bomb Group
    Critically injured in a parachute jump after plane malfunction

  • Stanley Dyer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 464th Bomb Group

  • James Lemon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 464th Bomb Group

  • David Pingrey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 464th Bomb Group

  • Arthur Robertson

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 464th Bomb Group

  • Allan Sanderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 464th Bomb Group

  • Karl Walker

    Military | Sergeant | Aerial Gunner


  • 42-50401 - Heavy Date

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24H, 42-50401, Heavy Date, was in the 464th Bomb Group, and the 777th Bomb Squadron. It was shot down by flak during the mission on the Florisdorf oil refinery and marshaling yards, Vienna, Austria. 26 Jun 1944. MACR 6455. 10 KIA

  • 44-41070 Lively Lady

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-49363

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down near Spinazzola, Italy, on 4 March 1945


Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Vienna, Austria, 8 Jul 1944; Pardubice, Czechoslovakia, [24] Aug 1944.


Date Contributor Update
14 September 2017 23:57:27 AZ MAC Changes to motto, insignia and citations

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 23:59:51 466thHistorian Created entry with type, category, name, description, air forces, aircraft types and unit encompassing associations