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Paul S. Evans cuts the hair of his flight engineer upon the completion of their 33 mission tour with the 466th BG. The engineer, Jim Kazakus had vowed to not get a hair cut until their combat tour was finished.

Standing: Paul S. Evans (P)
Front Row L to R: Walter Schutt (B), Jim Kazakus (FE), Joe Columbo (TG)

466th bG - 786th BS



  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb 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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron


  • Joe Columbo

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

  • Paul Evans

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    DFC w 2 Oak Leaf Clusters Also served in Korea and Vietnam. Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

  • Jim Kazakus

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

  • Walter Schutt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator; Pilotage Navigator
    Flew 30 missions. 23 December 1944 Dahlhem. August 1944 over France. On 1st mission, pilot landed with all 4 engines out. DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster


  • 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
01 February 2019 21:18:43 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom
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