Thanks to Paul and Eileen Hindle for ordering and delivering flowers for us despite the COVID Lockdown

Thanks also to Lisa Savory-Mansfield for her wonderful contributions to the 466th Bomb Group. Lisa's late father, George Savory was featured in the VOICES OF ATTLEBRIDGE video production. George spent much of his childhood with ground crews on the base. Lisa, her husband and family have been active volunteers on the Visitor Center Project

For up to daily updates on the Visitor Center go to: https://www.facebook.com/466historian/?fref=ts


Memorial Day 2020

Memorial at Attlebridge

Thanks to Paul & Eileen Hindle for the beautiful wreath for Memorial Day 2020


ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL

BOOKS ARE STILL AVAILABLE

Available in USA only

DUE TO POSTAGE RATE CHANGES  NOW $60.00 Postage Paid  (Checks Only to 466th BGA)

Send to: Bill Curtis, 466th BGA, 515 West Ariel Ave. Foley, Alabama  36535




FOR OUR FRIENDS ACROSS THE POND

Attlebridge Notes Newsletter

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LAST AMERICAN BOMBER LOST BEFORE

GERMAN SURRENDER


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

Farrington Crew

Photo Credit: American Air Museum in Britain

Richard Farrington Crew

Standing Left to Right: John C. Murphy (RN), John A. Perella (N), John A. Regan (CP), Richard J. Farrington (P), George E. Noe (PN), Chris Manners (B)

Kneeling Left to Right: Robert E. Peterson (TG), John C. Brennan (WG), Jerome Barrett (FE), Howard G. Goodner (R/O), Albert Seraydarian (G)

This was the last 466th BG and indeed the last 8th AF B-24 crew shot down in WW2. Manners and Seraydarian were able to bail out. Everyone else in the photo above was KIA.


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

Interview with JOHN PARDUE- Gunner             

https://youtu.be/yCS6uh7UP78




The 466th Bomb 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 interred. The 466th B-24, The "Black Cat" was the last American bomber shot down over Germany , April 21, 1945.


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

(Plus B-24  Liberator Artwork)


466th VETERAN VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE

DVD's also available at http://www.billcurtisvideoproduction.com/8th-air-force-historical-society-videos.php