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Paul D. Arnold Crew
Crew 703
466th BG - 787th BS

Standing Left to Right: Talmadge E. Tidwell (G), John F. Daley (R/O), Roland Teltzke (G), Lewis L. Barrett (G), Billie M. Higgins (G)

Kneeling Left to Right: Paul D. Arnold (P), Frank Wolcott (CP), Leonard Bubri (N), Norman Ellis (B), William Savory (FE)

This crew was an original crew of the 466th BG. They completed a 30 mission tour. Frank Wolcott would later command his own crew and then move on to be Assistant Group Operations Officer for the 466th BG.

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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Paul Arnold

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Lewis Barrett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed into channel in B-24 Gruesome Goose #4128747

  • Leonard Bubri

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • John Daley

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

  • Norman Ellis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Billie Higgins

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • William Savory

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

  • Roland Teletzke

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Gunner

  • Talmadge Tidwell

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner
    Completed a 30 mission tour 23 March 1944 - 7 July 1+44

  • Frank Wolcott

    Military | Colonel | Co-Pilot/Pilot/Squadron Operations
    Flew 33 missions 5 March 1944 to 23 December 1944. Air offensive Europe, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe DFC/ Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ EAME Ribbon

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 276 LEAFLET DROP

    23 March 1944
    5 B-17 from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 262 bunldes (1,310,000?) leaflets in the French cities of Grenoble, Vichy, Lyon, Toulouse, and Limoges. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

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
03 January 2015 05:10:01 466thHistorian Changes to collection
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 15:14:16 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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