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Crew #673/491
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)



  • 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
  • 786th Bomb Squadron


  • William Ashcraft

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
    Flew 24 Combat Missions Air Medal w 3Oak Leaf Cluster; ETO with 3 Battle Stars

  • Frank Bailey

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

  • Everett Graham

    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

  • William Hendrix

    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,...

  • John Howard

    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

  • Jeffrey Moleterno

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

  • Henry Myers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Otto Nuerauter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Thomas Sellman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Robert Spencely

    Military | First Lieutenant | Radar (H2X) Navigator


  • 42-95592 Black Cat

    B-24 Liberator
    On 21 April 1945 B-24 Liberator "Black Cat" became the last heavy bomber to be shot down in the European Theatre of Operations. ...


  • 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
01 June 2015 02:41:30 466thHistorian Changes to caption and person associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2015 22:13:50 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom