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Charles D Saxon


Completed a 35 mission combat tour
Graduated from Columbia University
Staff Cartoonist for "New Yorker" magazine for many years after the war. Did 725 cartoons and 92 covers for the "New Yorker" during his career



  • Eddie Brighty

    Civilian | 466th Bomb Group
    English boy who lived in Weston Longville, near the 785th BS officer's quarters. Befriended the officers of the Charles Saxon Crew and the Earl Wassom Crew among others. He would sometimes light the fire in the barrack hut of the Charles Saxon crew.

  • Roland Cappiello

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Missions from 6 October 1944 to 10 April 1945.

  • Sidney DuBois

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

  • Leonard Fisler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Aerial Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew 35 missions Member of Saxon's crew Air Medal w 4/Oak Leaf Cluster;

  • Paul Harney

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

  • Richard Kissinger

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

  • James Pentz

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Judge Perry

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

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron



  • 667

    6 October 1944

Associated Place

  • 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...

  • Manston

    Military site : airfield
    Built for Royal Naval Air Service use in the First World War, it was both an RAF and Fleet Air Arm base from 1918-50, and after the war a USAF Strategic Air Command base from 1950-51, a United States Air Forces Europe base from 1950-58, an RAF station...


Event Location Date
Born Brooklyn, NY, USA 13 November 1920
466th BG Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 6 October 1944 – 10 April 1945
Mission Manston Airport (MSE), Manston Road, Manston, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 5BQ, UK 31 December 1944

Had to divert to RAF Manston for emergency landing upon return from Koblenz mission.

Died Stamford, CT, USA 6 December 1988


Date Contributor Update
21 July 2019 01:55:42 realitytest Changes to nickname

just added Dad's nickname which was missing.

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2015 04:45:08 466thHistorian Changes to role, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2014 16:09:50 466thHistorian Changes to biography and events

Attlebridge Diaries - Woolnough

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2014 02:55:12 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, biography and events

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:32 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom and Brassfield, page 350