Leonard D Badolato

Military
media-17233.jpeg UPL 17233 Crew #782/490
Jack H. Hague Crew
466th BG - 787th and 784th Bomb Squadrons

Standing Left to Right: John H. Bordagaray (G), William C. Keiper (R/O), Jesse C. LeBlanc (FE), John A. Brockman (G), Kenneth M. Anderson (G), Leonard Badolate (G)

Kneeling Left to Right: Jack H. Hague (P), Edward H. Jones (CP), James Denny (N), James L. Valentine (B)

Denny didn't fly combat with the crew. He was replaced by David W. Levy.
This crew flew six missions with the 787th BS and then trained as a lead crew and flew five additional missions in that capacity with the 784th BS.
21 January 1945 - 28 February 1945 - 787th BS tour
17 Mach 1945 - 18 April 1945 - 784th BS tour

466th BG Historian

Object Number - UPL 17233 - Crew #782/490 Jack H. Hague Crew 466th BG - 787th and 784th Bomb Squadrons Standing Left to Right: John H. Bordagaray (G), William C. Keiper...

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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 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-789066
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Gran Slam
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Bottle Butt's Buggy
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Huckle de Buck
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 493rd Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron 863rd 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

Pennsylvania, USA 3 August 1921

Enlisted

Hartford, CT, USA 19 October 1943

Died

Berlin, NJ, USA 20 October 1991

Buried/ Commemorated

Berlin, NJ, USA 23 October 1991 Gate of Heaven Cemetery Berlin Camden County New Jersey, USA
Philadelphia, PA, USA 632 Morris Street

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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 & Brassford, page 343

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