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Crew #567/488
Lewis C. Rice Crew
466th BG - 785th and 784th Bomb Squadrons

Standing Left to Right: Lewis C. Rice (P), Walter M. Hatcher (784th BS Ops. Officer), Theodore Zorilla (B), unidentified person, unidentified person, Andrew Geletka (N)

Kneeling Left to Right: Drewry H. Stynchcomb (G), Theodore Ostrowski (WG), Edward J. Fraher (TT), John F. Zukowski (TG), Joseph Rocco (R/O), Ralph C. Edberg (FE)

one of the unidentified men is Denver Emmons (RN) the other likely is Francis T. Brennan (CP)



  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 785th Bomb Squadron


  • Francis Brennan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Ralph Edberg

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer

  • Denver Emmons

    Military | First Lieutenant | Radar (H2X) Navigator

  • Edward Fraher

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Top Turret Gunner

  • Andrew Geletka

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Retired as a LT. Colonel after 30 years service in the USAAF and the USAF Reserves.

  • Walter Hatcher

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot; Assistant Squadron Ops Officer (784th BS), Command Pilot
    Was on a 24 hour pass when the rest of his crew was shot down on 8 April 1944

  • Theodore Ostrowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner

  • Lewis Rice

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    White Elephant

  • Joseph Rocco

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator

  • Drewry Stynchcomb

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

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  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Date Contributor Update
06 April 2015 03:48:34 466thHistorian Changes to caption

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
05 April 2015 18:42:59 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian