GREAT NEWS FROM ENGLAND

In June 2016, my wife and I were visiting Attlebridge and shooting interviews for the video "Voices from Attlebridge',

when Paul Hindle was notified that the 466th BGA could  have use of one of the old base buildings to create a visitor center and we could make any improvements we wanted to do. Green Label Poultry LTD is leasing the late Bernard Matthews Turkey farm for 99 years. The land includes most of the old airbase. This is an incredible gift to the 466th from Green Label. In the past we've had almost no access to most of the area, and were not sure of what remained. Paul has found bomb shelters and an underground battle headquarters.

Paul, his son Shaun, and an army of volunteers have been making improvements to the building, clearing the scrub trees and bushes and even cleared a roadway for parking. They've built a modern latrine, with most conveniences (it flushes). There are several other small buildings close by: 786th and 787th operations buildings. Paul  requested the use of all of the buildings in the area. Last week Paul met with Martin Newman and several directors from Green Label Poultry in  the old control tower building and he showed the new video "Voices of Attlebridge".  Mr. Newman commented on the emotions expressed by some of those we interviewed. Paul spoke with him about the importance of preserving all of the WWII buildings in the area. He took some time to think and said "You can have them."

They have received donations from American and English and have had incredible volunteers working. Donations are geatly appreciated. The donations are use  purchase materials and  can be sent via PayPal to eileenhindle@talktalk.net



BILL & MARTHA CURTIS AND PAUL HINDLE 2017

Photo was taken in 2017 on about the same day that we got word that the building is ours.  It was the Safety Building where all safety equipment and oxygen bottles were kept.This little building was located behind the large Nissan building that was used to dry parachutes after each mission. (See progress photos on our 466th Photoshop page)              https://www.facebook.com/466historian/?fref=ts      

GO TO Visitor Center Page

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466th Memorial-Weston-Longville, Norfolk

Veterans Day 2018

Photos courtesy of Paul Hindle

(grounds keeping services donated by Paul Hindle)


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New 466th BG Video Now Available

See 466-News Page

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2018 Reunion - Dayton

 

The October 2018 8th Air Force Historical Society Reunion

466th Veterans in attendance

John Kraeger, Earl Wassom, Elmo Maiden, Perry Kerr


This banner has been signed by many 466th vets over the years. If you down load it and blow it up you can read most of the names.

ORDER NEW 466th Bomb Group DVD 

 see details on 466th News Page


466th Reunion Group (L to R)

 Martha Curtis, Tom Maiden, Beverly Tomb, Bill Curtis, Elmo Maiden, Frank Youngquist, Marcia Melnyk, Steve Jordon& Helen Jordon 

photo: Jim Melnyk





Earlier this year I received a phone call from 466thVeteran Robert Whehenmayer, who had never been in contact with the 466thBGA. A friend of his had found our webpage and showed it to him. Bob ran the Safety Office for the 786th, which happens to be the same building that was donated for the Visitor Center. They were responsible for checking each bomber, prior to a mission, to see they had adequate oxygen, life rafts and fire extinguishers. They periodically sewed modifications to the life rafts.

Bob was driven to the Dayton reunion by his friend Dan Schroen and spent a couple of hours with us. He shared a couple of stories, which I may retell in a future Attlebridge Notes. Glad to meet you , Bob. 


2019 8th Air Force Historical Society Reunion

St. Louis, MO   October 2019


FOR OUR FRIENDS ACROSS THE POND

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RESOURCE SITES


466th WEBSITE:                                                                     http://www.8thafhs.org/bomber/466bg.htm


466TH BOMB GROUP FACEBOOK SITE:                     https://www.facebook.com/pages/466th-Bomb-Group-H-Attlebridge/106061169438975

AMERICAN AIR MUSEUM IN BRITAIN                                      http://www.americanairmuseum.com

HERITAGE LEAGUE of the 2nd Air Div.                                    http://heritageleague.org                              

2ND AIR DIVISION MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Norwich)                       www.2ndair.wordpress.com

8TH AIR FORCE HISTORICAL SOCIETY                                               www.8thafhs.org

8TH AIR FORCE HISTORICAL SOCIETY FACEBOOK SITE:        https://www.facebook.com/groups/8THAFHS/

B-24 NOSE ART SITE                                                                  http://www.b24bestweb.com8thafhs

8th Air Force Historical Society Videos (DVD's)                   http://www.billcurtisvideoproduction.com/8thafhs.php

The group flew 231 combat missions with 5,693 sorties, dropping nearly 13,000 tons of bombs. The 466th was one of three groups in the 96th Combat Bomb Wing, which was taken off operations in September 1944 to haul low octane gas to Clastres, Lille, and St. Dizier, France. The total losses for the 466th BG from March 22, 1944 to April 25, 1945, were 333 KIA, 171 POWs, eight evaded and 27 interned. The 466th B-24, The "Black Cat" was the last American bomber shot down over Germany , April 21, 1945.

Black Cat - Last American airplane shot down over Germany 4/21/45

The William Hendrix Crew #491 shot down April 21, 1945- the last American aircraft lost over Europe

466TH VETERAN VIDEO INTERVIEWS

GROUP INTERVIEW - October 12, 2014 with FRANK BOSTWICK, PERRY KERR, BILL CAMPBELL, ELMO MAIDEN & EARL WASSOM at 8th Air Force Historical Society Reunion.              http://youtu.be/K9vMUXa-yuw

ELMO MAIDEN and RALPH LYNN -Pilot & Co-Pilot          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C7udxGgzsQ

HERB LEOPOLD and FRED DAVIS -Navigator & Tail Gunner            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zal_-ZkNqo

DOUGHERTY CREW MEMBERS  pt.1        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zal_-ZkNqo

DOUGHERTY CREW MEMBERS  pt.2        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgoejeht39k

JERRE WILLIAMS and BILL HORNEY- Ground Crewman & Navigator   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1QxfkNEB_4

RETURN TO ATTLEBRIDGE 2012-   Video Trailer          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHvT4rlNJTk&spfreload=10

Interview will HAROLD DIETZ - Gunner, Armorer-         https://youtu.be/R1PCnF7RfkM

Interview with DONALD E. MILLER- Radio Operator         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p1PxS6c880