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Crew #554
Earl Wassom Crew

Standing Left to Right: Louis Venegas (FE), Francis Miller (TG), Benny Olson (TT), Stanley Seveay (WG), Harry Hamilton (WG), Billy Wolfe (R/O)
Kneeling Left to Right: John T. Bohan (B), Earl Wassom (P), Lawrence Ross (CP), Julius Edelman (N)

This Crew completed a 35 mission tour.

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

  • John Bohan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Julius Edelman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Harry Hamilton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Completed a 35 mission tour

  • Francis Miller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner

  • Benny Olson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner

  • Lawrence Ross

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    35 missions from August 1944 to March 1945. AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Stanley Seavey

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

  • Lewis Venegas

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer
    Completed a 35 mission tour

  • Earl Wassom

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Flew 35 missions from 1 August 1944 to April 1945. And Flew 8 gas hauls, all to France, Early believes that this might be the heighest number of any pilot in the 8th Air Force. ...

  • Billy Wolfe

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

Missions

  • 614

    9 September 1944
    A burst of flak put a big hole in the nose throwing glass in Antonacci's eyes. Other hits were in the wing and tail. One went through the waist and exploded an oxygen bottle.

  • 623

    11 September 1944
    Major Harmon flew Command Pilot. Did not hit the target because Mickey wasn't working. Brought our bombs back. Got to shoot at some fighters.

  • 667

    6 October 1944

  • 676

    14 October 1944
    Black Week

  • 685

    22 October 1944

  • 689

    26 October 1944

  • 698

    2 November 1944

  • 702

    5 November 1944

  • 725

    26 November 1944

  • 757

    23 December 1944

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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 November 2014 03:16:30 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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