Westcot Bell Stone III

Military

Object Number - UPL 7223 - B-24H-20-DT #41-28971 "Ready and Waiting" Code: 6L-G Left to Right: Robert Chibos (N), Westcot B. Stone (P), Kenneth J. Sanford (CP) Crew #417 &...

Flew 32 missions from February to August 1944.

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Units served with

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 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-759793
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-686270
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Ready and Waiting
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Mad Monk
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 786th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 24 April 1944

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

Born

Los Angeles, California 23 August 1920

Other

Time in the ETO

Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 21 February 1944 - 10 August 1944
Los Angeles, CA, USA 1609 S. St. Andrews Place

Revisions

Date20 Aug 2018 19:59:02
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Archives - Official overseas deployment orders provided by Wes Stone

Date5 Jan 2015 18:55:03
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Date5 Jan 2015 18:32:28
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date31 Dec 2014 00:19:42
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date27 Sep 2014 18:27:16
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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