Paul L Kinder

media-17039.jpeg UPL 17039 Crew #466 & 742
John B. Graef Crew
B-24L-10-FO #44-49582 "Fran" Code: T9-O

Standing Left to Right: John B. Graef (P), Harold C. Warman (N), unidentified person, unidentified person, unidentified person, William B. Hilgers (PN)

Kneeling Left to Right: Stanley Wieczorek (BTG), Marshall H. Tolin (TG), James M. MacKenzie (FE), Paul L. Kinder (WG), Palmer J. McMaster (WG)

This crew flew 15 missions with the 787th BS and then transferred to the784th BS to fly 15 missions as a lead crew. 466th Bomb Group collection

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Object Number - UPL 17039 - Crew #466 & 742 John B. Graef Crew B-24L-10-FO #44-49582 "Fran" Code: T9-O Standing Left to Right: John B. Graef (P), Harold C. Warman (N),...


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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 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-705385
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot; Assistant Group Operations Officer


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Fran
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th 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


Farmington, WV, USA 10 March 1924


Pittsburgh, PA, USA 21 April 1943


Fort Smith, AR, USA 23 July 2012 Paul L. Kinder, Sr., 88, of Fort Smith, died July 23, 2012 in Fort Smith. He was born March 10, 1924 in Farmington, West Virginia to Samuel and Mary Jarjay Kinder. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and the 188th Air National Guard. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Win One Sunday School Class, and where he served as a former Trustee and Committee Member. He was a Trustee for Shoal Creek Camp and a member of the Barling Masonic Lodge.


Fort Smith, AR, USA 27 July 2012 Fort Smith National Cemetery Fort Smith Sebastian County Arkansas, USA


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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, page 347

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