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Crew #738
Roy E. Guy Crew
466th BG - 787th BS

Standing Left to Right: Patrick Homentowski (TG), Melvin Demmin (R/O), Burl S. Garrett (FE), Russell Todd (BTG), Wayland Buchholz (WG), Marvin Creech (WG)

Kneeling Left to Right: Ray Brasch (N), Roy Guy (P), Allen Wiedman (B), Merl Hoyle (CP)

This crew was shot down by flak on 8 September 1944. Guy was able to affect a crash landing, which all the crew survived. All the crew were captured and made POW.

Connections

Units

  • 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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Raymond Brasch

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wittengen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #4250581

  • Wayland Buchholz

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Right Waist Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wiggingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #4250581

  • Marvin Creech

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner
    https://www.americanairmuseum.com/add_person_event/nojs/155475

  • Melvin Demmin

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
    Immediately after high school, Demmin entered the USAAF. He survived 14 missions and the long march to Germany from his POW camp in Poland. After the war, he completed college in Peoria, IL and then worked as an engineer at Caterpillar for 35 years....

  • Burl Garrett

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Top Turret Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW).Crashed at Wiggingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum 42-50581

  • Roy Guy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wiggingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #4250581 POW

  • Patrick Homentowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wiggingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #4250581 POw

  • Merl Hoyle

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wiggingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #4250581 POW

  • Russell Todd

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wittingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #4250581 POW

  • Allen Wiedman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Crashed at Wiggingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #42-50581, Prisoner of War (POW).

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
02 July 2015 02:39:39 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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