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Crew #504 Malcolm O. Dike Crew 466th BG - 785th BS B-24H-15-CF #41-29387 "(Snafu) Snark" Code: 2U-B A bomber crew of the 466th Bomb Group with their shark mouth B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29387) nicknamed "The Snafu Snark". First handwritten caption on reverse: 'Photo taken of the "SNARK" and crew 504 of 785th Squadron of the 466th Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force, on arrival at Attlebridge, England on Feb 25 1944. Top Row (left to right) Malcolm O Dike (P) , Claude V Meconis, (CP), William L Brooks, (N) , Harold K Miller (B), Julian R Thompson (FE) Bottom row (left to right) Joseph J Rooney (R/O), Vito Calderalo (TG), George A Bertie (WG), Dennis L Beavers (BTG) , James Smith (WG) Second handwritten caption on reverse: '466 BG crew of Liberator "Snark".'

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A bomber crew of the 466th Bomb Group with their shark mouth B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29387) nicknamed "The Snafu Snark". First handwritten caption on reverse: 'Photo taken of the "SNARK" and crew 504 of 785th Squadron of the 466th Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force, on arrival at Attlebridge, England on Feb 25 1944. Top Row (left to right) Malcolm O Dike, Pilot, Claude V Meconis, co-pilot, William L Brooks, Navigator, Harold K Miller, bombardier, Julian R Thomspn, engineer. Bottom row (left to right) Joseph J Rooney, radioman, Vito Calderalo, tail gunner, George A Bertie, waist gunner, Dennis L Beavers, ball turret gunner, James Smith, waist gunner.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: '466 BG crew of Liberator "Snark".'

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

  • George Beattie

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

  • Dennis Beavers

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner

  • William Brooks

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    St. Dizier, France 24 Mar 1944; Brunswick, Germany 8 April 1944; Hamm, Germany 22 April 1944; Leipheim, Germany 24 April 1944; Paderborn, Germany 26 April 1944; Siracourt, France 27 April 1944; Mimoyecque, France 28 April 1944; Liege, France 1 May 1944...

  • Vito Calderalo

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

  • Malcolm Dike

    Military | Captain | Pilot

  • Claude Meconis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Harold Miller

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Joseph Rooney

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator

  • James Smith

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

  • Julian Thompson

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

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
19 January 2015 00:33:03 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2014 16:49:01 466thHistorian Changes to caption
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2014 16:47:37 466thHistorian Changes to caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:42:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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