Richard D Koch

Military
media-18012.jpeg UPL 18012 Crew #792
Richard D. Koch Crew
466th BG - 787th BS
B-24H-30-CF #42-50448 "Earthquake McGoon" Code: 6L-H

Standing Left to Right: Bernie L. Lathrop (N), Ray Pointbriand (R/O), Jack Cahill (WG), Richard D. Koch (P)

Kneeling Left to Right: Eugene D. Person (FE), Victor D. Peternel (CP), Thomas Nolan (BTG/WG), Herbert Litchfield (TG), Perry Kerr (NG)

This crew completed 11 combat missions before hostilities ended 466th Bomb Group collection

466th BG Historian

Object Number - UPL 18012 - Crew #792 Richard D. Koch Crew 466th BG - 787th BS B-24H-30-CF #42-50448 "Earthquake McGoon" Code: 6L-H Standing Left to Right: Bernie L....

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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

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technician Fourth Grade
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Nose Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2077535
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner/Waist Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Earthquake McGoon
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: The Joker
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th 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
Elma, WA 98541, USA Box 455

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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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