Andrew Banko

media-16037.jpeg UPL 16037 Crew #406
Joseph A. Hayes Crew
466th BG - 784th BS

Standing Left to Right: Horace Speakman (WG), William Martin (R/O), Raymond Coradi (NG), Andrew Banko (TG), Werner Berg (BTG)

Kneeling Left to Right: Joseph A. Hayes (P), Ralph Lynn (CP), Grant Cochran (N), Alexander Colella (B), George Malo (FE)

Cochran was wounded on the crews 4th mission and was replaced by William Schoefield from the broken up C.C. Owens Crew. Victor de Ganna also from the Owens Crew replaced Coradi at the same time. 466th Bomb Group collection

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Object Number - UPL 16037 - Crew #406 Joseph A. Hayes Crew 466th BG - 784th BS Standing Left to Right: Horace Speakman (WG), William Martin (R/O), Raymond Coradi (NG),...


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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


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Our Baby
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 787th Bomb Squadron


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


Event Location Date Description


Elkhorn, WV 24808, USA 1 April 1923


Philadelphia, PA, USA 22 February 1943


Lorton, VA, USA 16 April 2015 On Thursday, April 16, 2015 of Lorton, VA. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn Banko; father of Richard (Kay), Stephen (Lisa), James Banko (Lacy), Ann Marie Frost (James), Dorothy Jaeger (Al), Jean Banko and the late David Banko; brother of Mary Koncak, Nick Banko, Helen Jubinski and Peter Banko; grandfather of Drew (Kami), Carly, Megan, Katie, Andrew and Marion Banko and Bradley and Kevin Frost; great-grandfather of James Banko. Relatives and friends may call at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Dr., Alexandria, VA on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 7600 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield, VA on Thursday at 2 p.m. Inurnment Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Capital Caring Hospice.


22 April 2015 Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Arlington County Virginia, USA Plot: Columbarium 8 Section K3 Stack 11 Niche 3
Carbondale, PA 18407, USA


Honorably Discharged

Laredo, TX, USA


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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 & Brassford, page 343 & SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Company, D790.A2S45, 1998, page 201

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