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Crew # 749/476
Bradley J. Saunders Crew
466th BG - 787th & 784th Bomb Squadrons
Flew 17 missions with the 787th BS then after training as a lead crew, flew 15 more mission as a lead crew with the 784th BS
B-24L-10-FO #44-49582 "Fran" Code: T9-O

Standing Left to Right: Glen H. Alexander (786th BS Operations officer formerly pilot of Crew #647), Charles Walker (CP), Unknown, Bradley J. Saunders (P), Unknown (Possibly Regis O'Rourke -PN), Theodore Smith (R/O), Unknown

Kneeling Left to Right: John C. Rohrssen (FE), Unknown, Unknown, Alson K. Petty (NG), Charles Tomlin (TG), Robert A. Linard (BTG)



  • 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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 787th Bomb Squadron


  • Glen Alexander

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Lead Crew Squadron Operations Officer AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC

  • Robert Linard

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

  • Alson Petty

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

  • John Rohrssen

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer
    Flew first mission to Misburg, Germany on August 24, 1944 A/C was B-24J named 'Parsons Chariot' - Lost two engines over target and third on final approach landing at Attlebridge. AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Bradley Saunders

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Lead Crew Pilot

  • Theodore Smith

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

  • Charles Tomlin

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

  • Charles Walker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot



  • 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
28 November 2014 16:49:29 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom