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Crew #607 & 431
Robert H. Taylor Crew
466th BG - 786th and 784th Bomb Squadrons
44th BG

Standing Left to Right: Harm Krull (TG), Russell Taylor (FE), unidentified, Charles Culverhouse (G), Albert Rapuano (G)

Kneeling Left to Right: Tennant A. Metz (RN), Sol Rosenbaum (B), Robert H. Taylor (P), George Snowden (CP), Weldon P. Branch (N)

This crew flew it's 466th BG missions in two legs:

First they flew 11 missions with the 786th BS - 27 March 1944 thru 12 May 1945

They were then transferred to the 44th BG to train as a lead crew. They flew six missions with the 44th BG,

They then returned to the 466th BG and flew another 13 missions as a lead crew: 11 July 1944 thru 10 November 1944.



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  • Weldon Branch

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Charles Culverhouse

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

  • Harm Krull

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

  • Tennant Metz

    Military | First Lieutenant | Radar (H2X) Navigator

  • Albert Rapuano

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner
    Albert Rapuano served as a gunner with the 466th Bomb Group at Attlebridge, England.

  • Sol Rosenbaum

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • George Snowden

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    George Snowden served as a co-pilot with the 466th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Attlebridge, England. He flew a handful of missions with the 44th BG in the middle of his tour when his crew was temporarily assigned to that group for lead crew...

  • Robert Taylor

    Military | Captain | Pilot

  • Russell Taylor

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

  • William Ward

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
    William Ward served as a radio operator with the 466th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Attlebridge, England.



  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
23 February 2016 01:29:11 466thHistorian Changes to caption

466th BG HIstorian

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2016 01:28:29 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom