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Ground Crew for B-24 H 15 CF # 41- 29366 "Dirty Gertie": March 1944- End of War
Left to Right: Jerre "Willie" Williams, Bennett Smith (Crew Chief), Carmen "CQ" Quattrone



  • 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...

  • Headquarters (466th Bomb Group)


  • Carmen Quattrone

    Military | Sergeant | Assistant Ground Crew Chief

  • Bennett Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ground Crew Chief

  • Jerre Williams

    Military | Corporal | Ground Crew Aircraft Mechanic
    Ground Crew on "Dirty Gertie"



  • 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
12 November 2014 02:41:39 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations and person associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2014 18:18:14 bcurtis419 Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Crew flew 32 missions with no casualties. All but one crew member gathered for the Mighty Eighth Air Force Historical Society reunion in 1980. As of November, 2014, Nick Kuklish who was tail gunner and Jerre Williams, a ground crew member were still living. A video interview at a reunion in Salt Lake City with Pilot Jack Dougherty, Tail Gunner Nick Kuklish and Navigator, Bill Horney is posted on Youtube: