Fred E Davis

Military
UPL 17863 UPL 17863 Crew #739
Robert W. Harrington/R.C. Greenwood Crew
466th BG - 787th BS

Standing Left to Right: William A. Moore (BTG), Frank B. Grimes (NTG), John Spillman (R/O), Roy Johnson (FE), Wilford D. Perkins (WG), Fred E. Davis (TG)

Kneeling Left to Right: Robert W. Harrington (P), Thomas J. Welch (CP), Lloyd L. Ennis (N), Herbert S. Leopold (B)

Robert W. Harrington was shot down when flying with a make up crew (Crew #747) on 15 August 1944. R.C. Greenwood took over this crew. Herbert Leopold actually flew with at least 3 different crews. 466th Bomb Group collection

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See above photo(s) detailing the members of the crew. My Grandfather was Roy G. Johnson.

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Object Number - UPL 17863 - Crew #739 Robert W. Harrington/R.C. Greenwood Crew 466th BG - 787th BS Standing Left to Right: William A. Moore (BTG), Frank B. Grimes (NTG),...

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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 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-817669
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Blockbuster
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 491st Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron 853rd Bomb Squadron
The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95067) nicknamed "Trouble Maker" of the 466th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '466 BG, Trouble Maker, 42-95067 D 27, 110 Msns. 787th A936E.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Troublemaker
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Hard Luck
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 493rd Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron 862nd 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

Related videos and documents

  • Media Type: Video
  • Collection Name: Davis & Leopold interview
  • Object Number: UPL 16626
  • Description: At 3:02 the caption shows Herbert Leopold's name, which is in error. The individual shown is Co-Pilot Thomas J. Welch. In the photo of the Robert W...
  • Media Type: Video
  • Object Number: UPL 28110
  • Description: Bob Harrington describes his aircraft and flying combat missions, from a 2004 interview.

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

DeKalb, Missouri 17 July 1925
Clinton, MO 64735, USA

Enlisted

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466th BG Historian

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self

Fred E Davis: Gallery (4 items)