A few months ago we were contacted by Paul Hindle, who maintains our memorial in England. Vandals had broken off the the American Flag Pole. Today (May 28th) I received the following message from Paul.

Hi Bill and Martha.
Luckily I managed to find some guys at Lenwade who were able to repair the broken flag 
pole, I managed to reposition the socket in the ground with post-crete.
Total cost:- £40
Please see attached photo's.
I've asked our Grandchildren Hudson and Riley to do the honour of laying the wreath 
later.
Best regards, Paul


466th BGA Updates

Welcome two new BGA Members

Clare Calleri     Daughter of William Schoefield- Navigator on the Hayes Crew #406

Matt Young    Grandson of William Robert Flannery- Squadron Armaments Officer 


466th VETERAN VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE

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


GROUP INTERVIEW -  FRANK BOSTWICK, PERRY KERR, BILL CAMPBELL, ELMO MAIDEN & EARL WASSOM at 8th Air Force Historical Society Reunion. October 12, 2014              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 

Bill Horney- Navigator, Jack Dougherty- Pilot, Nick Kuklish- Tail Gunner      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

Interview with MALCOM (Mac) DYKE, Pilot of Snafu Snark     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8AF8FpoePo 

MURDER AT ATTLEBRIDGE  with Harold Dietz & Earl Wassom  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSggOhQNk_E&t=7s 

MEMORIAL DAY AT ATTLEBRIDGE 2012   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20NBPn-hL1Y

REUNION MEMORIES  2023       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi8w3NEwUWE&t=86s


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSggOhQNk_E&t=7s


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466th LIBERATORS




A Message for those who receive our 466th Newsletter


We currently mail out over 600 copies of our 466th Newsletter

We have hoped those who receive it will make a $20 annual contribution to help

cover our expenses. In 2023 we received donations from 17 donors who generously donated 

$1120. The cost of our newsletter printing and mailing was $3204.84. 

Please Consider a Donation this year

So we can keep printing our fine newsletter


If you would like to switch and receive our newsletter by e-mail, to bring down our costs,

Contact: Beverly Tomb,:            Secretary466thBGA@gmail.com




             THANKS TO PAUL HINDLE, LISA SAVORY-MANSFIELD AND THEIR VOLUNTEER STAFF! 

      Paul has maintained the Memorial site and been the key architect, builder and dishwasher

                                                                                   of the 

                                                               Visitor Center at Attlebridge


The 466th Bomb Group Association is making available one of our best research tools “Attlebridge Diaries” by John Woolnough, 8th AFHS founder. It was published first in 1979 and has been out of print for many years. The 466thBGA owns the rights to the book and we have decided to provide researchers with a PDF file copy of the book. Many thanks to the author's son John S. Woolnough for proof reading and making final edits. The cost is $25 and it will be sent on-line via WETRANSFER.COM. Payable by Check or PayPal. 

We also still have hardback copies of “Attlebridge Arsenal” by Earl Wassom and Chris Brassfield available for $75 (includes shipping-USA only). Contact Bill Curtis bcurtis419@juno.com


ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL

Available in USA only

DUE TO POSTAGE RATE CHANGES  NOW $60.00 + $15 POSTAGE

TOTAL $75.00

Send requests to: bcurtis419@juno.com  

(Checks Only to 466th BGA)

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


                                                      



                                                      

                                                           ************466th BGA VIDEO PRODUCTIONS******************


(DOWN-LOADABLE)


Updated 466th Bomb Group Honor Roll

This is a newly updated list of those 466th Veterans who gave their lives in Combat.

We will never forget their sacrifice


ROLL OF HONOR 466th BG- 2022.pdf ROLL OF HONOR 466th BG- 2022.pdf
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Type : pdf

Checks Payable to: 466th BGA




FOR OUR FRIENDS ACROSS THE POND

and anyone else who is interested

Attlebridge Notes Newsletter

click below: 

download pdf file

WINTER_SPRING- 2023
H8335 Attlebridge Jan 2023.pdf H8335 Attlebridge Jan 2023.pdf
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Type : pdf
SUMMER- 2022
Attlebridge Notes Summer 2022.pdf Attlebridge Notes Summer 2022.pdf
Size : 5054.103 Kb
Type : pdf
WINTER-SPRING 2021
368658-466 Bomb Group-February NL.pdf 368658-466 Bomb Group-February NL.pdf
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SUMMER 2020
361467-466 Bomb Group-Summer 2020 NL LR.pdf 361467-466 Bomb Group-Summer 2020 NL LR.pdf
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WINTER-SPRING 2020
AttlebridgeJan.-Feb.pdf..pdf AttlebridgeJan.-Feb.pdf..pdf
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SUMMER-FALL 2019
NEWSLTRAUG 19.pdf NEWSLTRAUG 19.pdf
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WINTER-SPRING 2019
WINTER-SPRING 2018
2018 FEBRYARY Attlebridge Notesa.pdf 2018 FEBRYARY Attlebridge Notesa.pdf
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SUMMER-FALL 2018
Attlebridge Notes Summer 2018 Pages filesmall.pdf Attlebridge Notes Summer 2018 Pages filesmall.pdf
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SUMMER-FALL 2017

NEWSLETTER SUMMER 2017.pdf NEWSLETTER SUMMER 2017.pdf
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LAST AMERICAN BOMBER LOST BEFORE THE

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.


A wonderful account of the Black Cat Story has been written by the radio-operator's nephew and historian Thomas Childers:

WINGS OF THE MORNING

a great read and available through AMAZON.COM

 


BOMBER SQAUDRONS of the 466th


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 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.bicurtisvideoproduction.com/8thafhs.php

(Plus B-24  Liberator Artwork)