Harry F Faggetter

media-7282.jpeg UPL 7282 Crew # 787 & #495
Irving D. Waterbury Crew
466th BG - 787th and 784th Bomb Squadrons
B-24L-10-FO #44-49626 "White Elephant" Code: T9-J

Standing Left to Right: Henry C. Thomas (N), Harry F. Faggetter (PN), Irving D. Waterbury (P), Robert R. Mundy (RN), Theodore R. Watson (CP), Santo J. Parfumi (B)

Kneeling Left to Right: Richard Bradley (G), Milton DeMarco (TG), Gerald Mickel (R/O),

Missing from Photo: William Baron (G), Harold Laib (FE)

This crew flew seven missions with the 787th BS and four missions with the 784th BS as a lead crew before hostilities ended.
Faggetter also flew missions with the Elmer S. Anderson Crew (Crew #778).
Parfumi also flew missions with the J.M. Daniels Crew (Crew #786) 466th Bomb Group collection

466th BG Historian

Object Number - UPL 7282 - Crew # 787 & #495 Irving D. Waterbury Crew 466th BG - 787th and 784th Bomb Squadrons B-24L-10-FO #44-49626 "White Elephant" Code: ...


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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 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2058313
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Lady
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 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


Lomond, AB T0L, Canada 23 August 1918


Spokane, WA, USA 4 December 2004 Mr. Faggetter, who was born in Lomand, Alberta, died Sunday. He graduated from Rogers High School in 1937. He served in the Army Air Force as a navigator during World War II. After returning to civilian life, he worked as an auto body repairman. After retirement, Mr. Faggetter taught fly-tying in the Spokane Community College Extended Learning Program. He was also a longtime tour guide at the Spokane Fish Hatchery. His hobbies included building muzzle-loaded rifles and bamboo fishing rods and tying fishing flies. In 1986 he was honored as Fly Fisherman of the Year by the Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club. Mr. Faggetter was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Spokane Falls Muzzle Loaders, Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club, Spokane Fishing Club, Liars Club and the Spokane Rifle Club

Buried/ Commemorated

Spokane, WA, USA 10 December 2004 Holy Cross Cemetery Spokane Spokane County Washington, USA



Information taken from Edward Mello's Mission Book.


466th BG Historian


466th BG Historian


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, p345

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