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Crew #512/620
Frank E. Wolf Crew/B.B. Skaggs Crew
466th BG - 785th and 786th Bomb Squadrons

Standing Left to Right: Kenneth C. Trescott (LWG), Carrol H. Lawrence (R/O), Loren D. Caskey (RWG), Vernon L. Zoff (TG), Eugene A. Lang (BTG)

Kneeling Left to Right: Frank E. Wolf (P), James H. Johnson (CP), Joseph H. Mollengraft (B), Herbert S. Cox (FE)

It appears that Wolf never lead this crew into combat. B.B. Skaggs took over the crew as pilot and Marney Mason took over as co-pilot. The crew with Skaggs and Mason in the cockpit were shot down on their 2nd mission, 11 April 1944. Herbert Cox was the only man to survive the shoot down. He was made P.O.W. The original co-pilot, James H. Johnson was KIA exactly one month later when he was shot down the John C. MacDonald Crew (Crew #519) exactly one month later on 11 May 1944. Frank Wolf was returned to flying status and led crew #548 for 27 missions from August 1944 to January 1945.

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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron
  • 786th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Loran Caskey

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Herbert Cox

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Johnson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-24 41-28664 'Merchant Of Venice. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Eugene Lang

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Carrol Lawrence

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Joseph Molengraft

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Kenneth Trescott

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Frank Wolf

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    1st mission 5 April 1944; 33rd mission 2 January 1945. 8 members of my 1st crew were Killed in Action (KIA). One was a Prisoner of War (POW) for 13 months. My second crew finished without serious injury. As of 18 November 1999, only 6 of us are living....

  • Vernon Zoff

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

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
08 September 2015 16:39:05 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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