Thomas W Rugh

media-14481.jpeg UPL 14481 Crew #528
Richard L. Bates Crew
466th BG - 785th BS

Standing Left to Right: Clifford Duke (B), Russell Satterfield (N), Richard L. Bates (P), Raymond Moss (CP)

Kneeling Left to Right: Michael Galat (R/O), Jack Morris (WG), Fred Siegel (E), Solon Whitney (TT), Tom Rugh (TG), Clyde M. Fauley (NG)

This crew completed a 30 mission tour: 30 May 1944 - 10 September 1944 466th Bomb Group collection

466th BG Historian

Object Number - UPL 14481 - Crew #528 Richard L. Bates Crew 466th BG - 785th BS Standing Left to Right: Clifford Duke (B), Russell Satterfield (N), Richard L. Bates (P),...


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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 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Ol Soak
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th 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


Massachusetts, USA 21 December 1923


Boston, MA, USA 30 January 1943


466th BG Combat Tour

Attlebridge, Norwich, UK 30 May 1944 - 10 September 1944 Completed a 30 mission combat tour


Bar Harbor, ME, USA 9 July 2008


Augusta, ME 04330, USA 12 July 2008 Maine Mt. Vernon Road Veterans Cemetery Augusta, Kennebec Co., Maine
Rockingham County, NH, USA


Date16 Feb 2018 22:17:31
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"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom, page 41

Date16 Feb 2018 22:15:28
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Date5 Apr 2015 05:19:13
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466th BG Historian

Date5 Apr 2015 05:18:09
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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 DIARY by Wassom & Brassfield, page 349

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