Walter Thomas Schaeffer

media-17273.jpeg UPL 17273 Crew #533
Morgan K. Cox Crew
466th BG - 785th BS

Standing Left Right: Arthur S. Bass (B), Roger C. Neely (CP), Morgan K. Cox (P), Martin Bredvik (N)

Kneeling Left to Right: Fred J. Worth (G), Robert F. Turk (G), Richard D. Barrickman (FE), Walter T. Schaeffer (TG), Abe S. Frost (BTG)
Sitting in front: Norman H. Boehm (R/O)

This crew completed a 32 mission combat tour: 5 June 1944 - 24 August 1944 466th Bomb Group collection

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Object Number - UPL 17273 - Crew #533 Morgan K. Cox Crew 466th BG - 785th BS Standing Left Right: Arthur S. Bass (B), Roger C. Neely (CP), Morgan K. Cox (P), Martin...


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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
  • Service Numbers: 0756185
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Splash
  • 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


Lancaster, PA, USA 14 April 1943


466th BG Combat Tour

Attlebridge, Norwich, UK 18 April 1944 - 26 September 1944


Seperated from Service

Spokane, WA, USA 8 October 1945 Baxter General Hospital


Date12 Feb 2018 21:58:55
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research provided by genealogist Marcia Melnyk

Date15 Aug 2015 20:09:45
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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 and Brassfield, page 350

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