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)
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...
Military | Captain | Pilot
Lead Crew Squadron Operations Officer
AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Nose Gunner
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
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
Lead Crew Pilot
Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner
Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
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...