Herbert S Leopold

Military
media-7271.jpeg UPL 7271 Crew #765
David Bridgers Crew
466th BG - 787th BS
B-24J-155-CO #44-40253 "Hard Luck" Code: 6L-N

Standing Left to Right: Herb Leopold (B), Dewey A. Whisenant (N), David I. Bridgers (P), Charles Walker (CP), Joe Iurlano (G)

Kneeling Left to Right: Andrew Van Slot (FE), Jack Starlin (WG), Richard Garlich (R/O), James Steel (TG), Joseph Van Dyke (WG), 466th Bomb Group collection

466th BG Historian

Object Number - UPL 7271 - Crew #765 David Bridgers Crew 466th BG - 787th BS B-24J-155-CO #44-40253 "Hard Luck" Code: 6L-N Standing Left to Right: Herb Leopold (B),...

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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
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 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: 32874367
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • 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: Delores Jean
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Peggy Ann
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Huckle de Buck
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 493rd Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Hard Luck
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 493rd Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron 862nd Bomb Squadron
The nose art of a B-14 Liberator (serial number 44-40328) nicknamed "This Above All" of the 487th Bomb Group.
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: This Above All
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 493rd Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 6 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

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 28096
  • Description: Bob Harrington discusses the crew of his B-24 "Troublemaker" in a 2004 interview.
  • 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
Bronx, NY, USA 1422 Nelson Avenue.
San Diego, CA, USA

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David Bridgers' entry in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, p 343

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Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
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, page 347;
466th BG Historian

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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 & Brassfield, page 347

Herbert S Leopold: Gallery (6 items)