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Crew #586
Lovell E. Baker Crew
466th BG - 785th BS

Crew Roster (position in photo is not known)

Lovell Eugene Baker, Jr. - Pilot
Hollis A. Neal - Co-Pilot
Elmer L. Homburg - Navigator
John Blount - Bombardier
Ambrose Lucidi - Gunner
Charles Rieker - Gunner
Edward Tokarsky - Flight Engineer
John Norris - Gunner

This crew completed 20 combat missions before hostilities ended.



  • 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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron


  • Lovell Baker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Retired from the USAF as a Major after also serving tours in Korea and Vietnam.

  • Elmer Homburg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    One of the few flying officers to wear glasses during his tour. Flew 25 missions before the end of hostilities

  • Ambrose Lucidi

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • Hollis Neal

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • John Norris


  • Charles Rieker

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • Edward Tokarsky

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



  • 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
14 April 2015 00:14:03 466thHistorian Changes to collection

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
14 April 2015 00:07:47 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

466th BG Historian
Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom