Frank E Wolf

Military

Object Number - UPL 17426 - Crew #512/620 Frank E. Wolf Crew/B.B. Skaggs Crew 466th BG - 785th and 786th Bomb Squadrons Standing Left to Right: Kenneth C. Trescott (LWG),...

1st mission 5 April 1944; 33rd mission 2 January 1945. 8 members of my 1st crew were Killed in Action (KIA). One was a Prisoner of War (POW) for 13 months. My second crew finished without serious injury. As of 18 November 1999, only 6 of us are living.

Air Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster/ POW Medal

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Units served with

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 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12168685
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade)
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17060549
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-750996
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Biff Bam
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 19 October 1944

Places

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

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Gary, Indiana 1921-05-26

Enlisted

Indianapolis, IN, USA 1941-06-28 Fort Benjamin Harrison
Gary, IN, USA 920 West 5th Street
Walkerton, IN 46574, USA

Other

Truckin' Gas Haul Mission

Lille, France 1944-09-23 "I only flew one gas haul mission and it was nearly my last. I had a faulty inner supercharger on and engine and had to "pull" ol' "Biff Bam" off the runway, but she was a good old gal and behaved okay after we got some altitude. We got stuck in one of the bomb craters at Lille and were there for 3 days. "

Revisions

Date26 May 2016 22:13:28
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

letter from Frank E. Wolf - 12 June 1988
466th BGA Archives

Date9 May 2016 02:08:21
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date9 Sep 2015 02:02:12
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date27 Sep 2014 18:10:00
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self & Page 446 in the book 2ND AIR DIVISIONby Turner Publishing Company, 1998 edition (D790.A2S45)

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