UPL 22538

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Crew #772 Robert E. Gordon Crew 466th BG - 787th BS Standing Left to Right: Marvin Hendrickson (BTG), Robert E. Gordon (P), Otis K. Tichenor (M), William F. Reiger (CP), Doyle R. Campbell (NG) Kneeling Left to Right: Charles J. Ondes (TTG), Lane Arrington (TG), Leroy M. Zach (R/O), George W. Perry (FE) This crew completed 29 combat missions before hostilities ended.

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Units

Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14175357
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18141133
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Nose Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-776282
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39467500
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37620790
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

Locations

Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120

Revisions

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date: 5 Jul 2016 01:09:44
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Chris Brassfield & Earl Wassom