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Crew #570
Joseph S. Almand Crew

Left to Right: Peter A. Miller (GC), Joseph E. Roth (GC), L. Vandermast, John Doscocz (GCC), Eugene J. Marceau (kneeling), Emil Wenzel (R/O) James Foriet (CP), John D. Locke (TG), Elvin Ligon (466CO), Douglas Space (G), Jay Evans (466th Engineering Officer), Dwight Kinsey (FE), Carl E. Burget (785th BS Engineering Officer), Joseph S. Almand (P), Nathan B. Hall (N)

The photo was taken on the occasion of B-24H-20-FO #42-94979 "Slick Chick" returned from her 100th consecutive mission without an abort due to mechanical failure. A feat for which her Ground Crew Chief, John Doscocz was awarded the Bronze Star. The date was 31 March 1945.

Kneeling in front: Eugene J. Marceau (G)

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

People

  • Joseph Almand

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Flew 34 missions. Flew on b-24 'Slick Chick'

  • Carl Burget

    Military | Captain | Squadron Engineering Officer
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel

  • John Doskocz

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ground Crew Chief
    Served as crew chief on the B-24 'Slick Chick'. Bronze Star

  • Jay Evans

    Military | Major | Group Engineering Officer

  • James Foreit

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Nathan Hall

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Dwight Kinsey

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

  • Elvin Ligon

    Military | Colonel | Commander - 466th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF as a Major General http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/Display/tabid/225/Article/106386/major-general-elvin-s-ligon.aspx

  • John Locke

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner
    Completed 25 missions

  • Eugene Marceau

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

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Aircraft

  • 42-94979 Slick Chick

    B-24 Liberator
    Oldest and longest serving 466th BG B-24 to survive the war ...

Missions

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
01 May 2016 00:56:20 466thHistorian Changes to caption and person associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2015 02:33:05 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and mission associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2015 02:29:35 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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