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Crew #503
Joseph L. Booth Crew
466th BG - 785th BS

Standing Left to Right: Charles Herbst (FE), Joseph Campbell (WG), George Corrar (BTG), Pate E. Given (R/O), Clarence W. Duvall (TG), Waddie W. Doolittle (WG)

Kneeling Left to Right: Joseph L. Booth (P), Ross Burke (CP), Peter B. Bishop (N), Cleo Beggs (B)

This crew flew 18 missions with the 466th BG before being transferred to the 389th BG for six missions, the 489th BG for three missions and then finishing up with the 492nd BG for the final three missions.

Connections

Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 492nd Bomb Group

    492nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Cleo Beggs

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Cleo was a commercial Artist with Capital Engineering in Lincoln Nebraska after the war. Family indicated that Cleo painted at least one of the "Jamaica" B-24 artworks that adorned the plane.

  • Peter Bishop

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Joseph Booth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Ross Burke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Joseph Campbell

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner

  • George Corrar

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Waddie Doolittle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • Clarence Duvall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner

  • Pate Given

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Charles Herbst

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer

Aircraft

Locations

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2019 01:08:06 466thHistorian Changes to collection
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2015 02:45:23 466thHistorian Changes to collection
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2015 02:35:06 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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