William E. Hendrix Crew
466th BG - 784th and 786th Bomb Squadrons
Standing Left to Right: Henry W. Myers (CP), Otto P. Nuerauter (N), William E. Hendrix (P), John D. Howard (PN), Robert M. Spencely (RN), Frank B. Bailey (R/O), Everett J. Graham (G)
Kneeling Left to Right: William Ashcraft (G), Jeffery Molterno (TG), Thomas C. Sellman (B), J. Miller (FE)
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...
Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
Flew 24 Combat Missions
Air Medal w 3Oak Leaf Cluster; ETO with 3 Battle Stars
Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Right Waist Gunner
20 missions from 10 December 1944 to 17 April 1945.
AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ Good Conduct Medal/ EAME Medal w/ 4 Bronze Battle Stars/ 1 Overseas Service Bar
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
Twenty four B-24 missions over Germany. Last 10 missions as lead crew pilot. Seven of these 10 missions were flown in 'Black Cat', B-24J-1-FO #42-95592. 'Black Cat' was the last American B-24 shot down over Germany in WWII. She was built by Ford,...
Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator, Pilotage Navigator
Flew missions to France in September 1944 hauling gasoline to Patton's troops. Flew 30 combat missions, the last ten as navigator on a lead crew.
Air Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO Ribbon w/ 4 Battle Stars
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner
Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
Military | First Lieutenant | Radar (H2X) Navigator
On 21 April 1945 B-24 Liberator "Black Cat" became the last heavy bomber to be shot down in the European Theatre of Operations.
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...