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
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...
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner
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.
Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer
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
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...