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Richard C Baynes

Military

35 missions. 6 gas hauling missions flying gas to Patton's army. Author of Replacement Crew in library.

Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC

Service

People

  • Harold Bailey

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Ralph Dennings

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Seymour Friedman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Gattis

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Lester Nichoson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Lester Walters

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Harvey Walton

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Linwood Wheeler

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 552

    14 August 1944

  • 665

    5 October 1944

Events

Event Location Date
Born Mansfield, Pennsylvania 6 May 1924
Mission RAF Detling, Maidstone, Kent ME14, UK 10 September 1944

Had to emergency land B-24H-15-CF #41-29358 "Ol' Soak" at Detling. The nose wheel collapsed and the forward fuselage was damaged.

Gas Haul Mission Clastres, France 19 September 1944

1500 gallons of 80 octane gas

Gas Haul Mission Lille, France 21 September 1944

1400 gallons of 80 octane gas

Gas Haul Mission Lille, France 23 September 1944

1800 gallons

Gas Haul Mission Saint-Dizier, France 25 September 1944

1700 gallons

Gas Haul Mission Saint-Dizier, France 29 September 1944
Mission Mainz, Germany 19 October 1944

Flew an operational mission to Mainz. Heavy flak. No fighters. Flak hole. Tail gunner passed out.

Died California, USA 26 January 2013
Buried 18 October 2013

Arlington National Cemetery
Section 66
Grave 6930

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2016 19:30:51 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2015 03:53:33 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2014 16:38:51 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2014 16:37:47 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

Attlebridge Diaries - Woolnough

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2014 03:19:40 466thHistorian Changes to nickname, awards and aircraft associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self & SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Company, D790.A2S45, 1998, page 201

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