Crew # 555

Crew # 555
Crew # 555 - planes flown: DAMIFINO , DIXIE, LET ER RIP, TIMES A WASTIN

1st. LT. J. William Smith

1st. LT. J. William Smith

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Attlebridge Airfield / Attlebridge Diaries

I believe John H. Woolnough was the official 8th. Army Air Force historian. He wrote a book entitled "The Attlebridge Diaries". I've been trying to find this book for a few years. I see it offered on "Amazon" but the paperback editions run from $149.00 to $190.00. I was aghast to see such a price on a paperback book! I was snooping around looking again and found a first edition hardback version for less than any paperback I've seen....The edition is also signed by the author. The book was found in a little out of the way bookstore in England. I am excited to see the book as it has dozens of photos in it.......Another book called "Attlebridge Arsenal" was also written but is even harder to find....the search will go on.......
UPDATE.....CONTACTED EARL WASSOM , THE AUTHOR OF "ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL"
AND BY CHANCE HE HAD A FEW COPIES IN HIS POSSESSION.....THE BOOK WILL BE
EN ROUTE SOON....

A few photos of Attlebridge.......

A Quonset hut which still survives......



Another relic still standing...........



The Airfeld


The flight line.



The Control Tower today........still standing.


The Control Tower in 1944.........

A portion of the Air Base Shown
Main Air Field

4 comments:

  1. My Dad was at Attlbridge; Tom Mooney.
    Pilot. Not sure which squadron, but I think crew #402

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  2. Came across your blog. Just finished a 12 wingspan B-24 that was from the 466th, Attlebridge. The name of the plane is Homeward Angle. You can view the first flight at:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCYMnuudhS0

    I could not find a pic of the nose art.

    mrlaible@sbcglobal.net

    Mike L.

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  3. Mike L....thanks for sharing. Your aircraft is a work of art!

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  4. I am working on a biography of flight crew #725, John Suchiu's crew. Shot down 15 Aug 1944 in "Lady Lightning" over Netherlands. 4 KIA; 5 POW; 1 evaded. 3 crew members still living in 2016. Also, Edward E. Piergies, KIA 8 Aug 1944. Originally on the Lady Lightning but KIA on the "Penthouse for Ten." All in 466th Bomb Group, 787th Bomb Squad at Attlebridge.

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