Lynn B Etchison

Military
media-6519.jpeg UPL 6519 Crew #545
John W. Gerrity Crew
466th BG - 785th BS

Standing Left to Right: John W. Gerrity (P), Frank McGonagill (CP), Ligon Moore (N), Henry Heidtbrink (B)

Kneeling Left to Right: Leo J. Voelker (FE), Winfred Hart (R/O), Robert E. Finnerty (RWG), Lynn Etchison (TG), Carlo Galvagno (BTG)

This crew completed a 35 missin tour

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Object Number - UPL 6519 - Crew #545 John W. Gerrity Crew 466th BG - 785th BS Standing Left to Right: John W. Gerrity (P), Frank McGonagill (CP), Ligon Moore (N), Henry...

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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 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-700918
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Mister Chance
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Damifino
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-51141) nicknamed "Pegasus The Flying Red Horse" of the 466th Bomb Group uses parachutes as a landing aid. Image via Harry Holmes. Written on slide casing: 'B-24 42-51141, T9-N 466BG.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Pegasus
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Same Ole Crap
  • 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

Pawnee County, KS, USA 27 May 1921

Died

Muskogee, OK, USA 25 January 1997

Buried/ Commemorated

Fort Gibson, OK, USA 29 January 1997 Fort Gibson National Cemetery Fort Gibson Muskogee County Oklahoma, USA Plot: 16, 0, 2424

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Contributor466thHistorian
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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 / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, p345

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