Franklin L Bois

Military

Object Number - UPL 22393 - Crew #452 Joseph W. "Bill" Tikey Crew 466th BG - 784th BS Standing Left to Right: Boyd Condon (G), Hank Tevelin (N), Harold Berman (466th BG...

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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 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Eastern Beast
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Pegasus
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Slick Chick
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron

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

Bridgewater, MA 02324, USA 18 February 1919

Enlisted

Boston, MA, USA 14 August 1942

Other

466th BG Combat Tour

Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 22 March 1944 - 29 November 1944 30 combat missions

Died

Massachusetts, USA 2 August 1994

Buried

Bourne, MA, USA 5 August 1994 Massachusetts National Cemetery Bourne Barnstable County Massachusetts, USA Plot: B/A, 0, 126

Revisions

Date17 Dec 2014 01:44:15
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date17 Dec 2014 01:04:05
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date27 Sep 2014 18:09:52
ContributorAAM
Sources

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 & Brassfield, p 343 & SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Company, D790.A2S45, 1998, page 212

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