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416th Bombardment Group (L)

Attack Bombers We Need You!

A History of the 416th Bomb Group

By Ralph Conte



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Descendants of group members, including my own, have regularly inquired about the contributions of the 416th Group to the eventual victory in the European Theater of Operation in WWII. This book integrates the records of the four group squadrons into a time line that chronicles the group's accomplishments. This book was published to honor and remember all the 416th group members who participated, many of whom did not return, and to provide information to their families, descendants and others interested in the aerial bombardment conducted by the Attack Bombers of the 416th Group.

Ralph Conte was one of the original early Bombardier-Navigators assigned to the 416th Bomb Group. He completed 65 combat missions as a leader of formations, boxes, and flights. Following his service, he graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey, He and his wife, Norma, have two children, Rafe and Janis. After his retirement from a career in management in the Water Pollution Control Industries, he served as talk show host for a local radio station, taught at Weatherford College, and served for eight years as councilman in Mineral Wells, Texas. He has served as a correspondent for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and does free-lance writing for various media.

Jan Mees provided outstanding editorial help in the production of this book. She holds a Master of Arts in Library Science degree from the University of Missouri and is currently Media Director of Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri. She is the recipient of numerous achievement awards, including Outstanding Teacher of the Year in Columbia, Missouri. Jan is the daughter of Ralph Conte, the author.

Citation: Conte, Ralph (Author), Jan Mees (Editor). Attack Bombers, We Need You! A History of the 416th Bomb Group. Mineral Wells, TX: JM Press, www.publishyourbook.com, jmp@nashville.com, R. Conte, 2001. Print.

ISBN-10: 0971238707
ISBN-13: 978-0971238701

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