Norman C Clark

media-6943.jpeg UPL 6943 Crew #631
Richard Wollstein Crew
466th BG - 786th BS

Standing Left to Right: Fred A. Riebe (B), Richard S. Wollstein (P), Maurus C. Owens (N), James B. Smith (CP).

Kneeling Left to Right: William Scott (Ground Crew Chief), Eldred Schroeder (G), Bernard H. Tighe (FE), Charles J. Vejda (R/O), Steve Lindquist (G), Albert W. Pittman (G), Norman Clark (RWG).

This crew were shot down on 13 August 1944 while flying B-24H-15-FO #42-52529 "Wild Pussy" (name changed to "Wild Princess" per officers' request) Code: U8-B

Wollstein (P), Smith (CP), and Owens (N) were all KIA.
Vejda (R/O), Clark (RWG), and Tighe (FE) all evaded capture and eventually returned to England.
Lindquist had been had been KIA on 17 July 1944 when the crew was hit by flak and forced to crash land B-24H-15-FO #42-52511 on the beach near New Romney, England.
The rest of the crew were made POW for the duration.
466th Bomb Group collection

Joseph M. Owens, son of 1st Lt Maurus C Owens (N)

Object Number - UPL 6943 - Crew #631 Richard Wollstein Crew 466th BG - 786th BS Standing Left to Right: Fred A. Riebe (B), Richard S. Wollstein (P), Maurus C. Owens (N),...

Crashed at Orival on 8/13/44 in B-24 'Wild Pussy' #42-52529, Evaded (EVD).


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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 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-692597
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Wild-Pussy/Sully's Saloon
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date Description


Garrison, Texas, USA 22 April 1923


Shot Down

Orival, France 13 August 1944 Evaded capture


Jay, OK 74346, USA 2 June 1995


Jay, OK 74346, USA 4 June 1995 Duffield Memorial Cemetery Jay Delaware County Oklahoma, USA


Date8 Aug 2020 19:09:14
ChangesChanges to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date11 May 2015 21:12:39
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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 / MACR 7912 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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