Tennant Appleton Metz

media-20536.jpeg UPL 20536 Crew #607 & 431
Robert H. Taylor Crew
466th BG - 786th and 784th Bomb Squadrons
44th BG

Standing Left to Right: Harm Krull (TG), Russell Taylor (FE), unidentified, Charles Culverhouse (G), Albert Rapuano (G)

Kneeling Left to Right: Tennant A. Metz (RN), Sol Rosenbaum (B), Robert H. Taylor (P), George Snowden (CP), Weldon P. Branch (N)

This crew flew it's 466th BG missions in two legs:

First they flew 11 missions with the 786th BS - 27 March 1944 thru 12 May 1945

They were then transferred to the 44th BG to train as a lead crew. They flew six missions with the 44th BG,

They then returned to the 466th BG and flew another 13 missions as a lead crew: 11 July 1944 thru 10 November 1944.

466th Bomb Group collection

466th BG HIstorian

Object Number - UPL 20536 - Crew #607 & 431 Robert H. Taylor Crew 466th BG - 786th and 784th Bomb Squadrons 44th BG Standing Left to Right: Harm Krull (TG), Russell...


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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: 44th Bomb Group 466th Bomb Group 66th Bomb Squadron 784th Bomb Squadron 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-741949
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot


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
  • Nicknames: Super Chief
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Ghost Too
  • 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


6 July 1921


Carsphairn, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway DG7, UK 7 July 1951 Killed in the crash of KB-29P 44-83950 of the 2nd ARF, 2nd BW flying out of RAF Lakenheath. He was flying as Radar Operator The aircraft had taken off from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk at 09:17 (BST) for a Radar Navigation Flight which was to be followed by 4 hours of Air to Air refuelling practice with a Boeing B-50. At 11:03 the aircraft was in contact with the controller at Prestwick, having entered the Scottish Flight Information Region, the pilot reported they were at a altitude of ~14,500ft in visual conditions. Only 7 minutes later the aircraft was seen be witnesses on the ground descending out of cloud at 1,500 to 2,000ft over Carsphairn on a NNW course. They stated that the engines sounded different to the aircraft which normally over-flew the area. The aircraft then turned onto a SE course before stalling and entering a spin from which it did not recover before impacted the ground in a deep gully at the edge of a field. The fuel tanks, containing an estimated 8,000 US Gallons exploded and completely destroyed the aircraft, scattering it over a considerable area.


Louisville, KY, USA 15 July 1951 Zachary Taylor National Cemetery Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky, USA
Louisville, KY, USA 136 Claremont Avenue


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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 348

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