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Crew #654
James B. Carter Crew
466th BG - 786th BS

Standing Left to Right: Edwin McGinty (CP), Eugene Dillinger (B), James B. Carter (P), John R. Loeper (N), Unknown

Kneeling Left to Right: Merrill Bradlee (RWG), Seymour Kopels (TG), Ralph McGrath (R/O), Ward Hauenstein (FE), Herman Juneau (LWG), Leslie Fossey (NG)



  • 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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron


  • Merrill Bradlee

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
    35 Missions, some easy, some tough. Never hit by fighters, usually took some flak. No one on crew wounded or killed. AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO w/ 4 Battle Stars

  • James Carter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Eugene Dillinger

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Leslie Fossey

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

  • Ward Hauenstein

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

  • Herman Juneau

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

  • Seymour Kopels

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

  • John Loeper

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Edwin McGinty

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Ralph McGrath

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


  • 8th Air Force 200

    30 January 1944
    This mission has the aviation industry at Brunswick, Germany as the primary target. The mission is composed of a combined force pf 777 heavy bomber aircraft despatched in three elements: 1st Bomb Division; 2nd Bomb Division and 3rd Bomb Division. The...

  • 8th Air Force 576FE

    26 August 1944

  • 586

    28 August 1944

  • 605

    5 September 1944

  • 611

    8 September 1944
    We snafued on the bomb run and missed all the flak.

  • 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.

  • 619

    10 September 1944

  • 662

    3 October 1944

  • 667

    6 October 1944

  • 672

    11 October 1944
    Black Week

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  • 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
27 November 2014 15:17:41 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations

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