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Crew #432
Everett R. Jones Crew
466th BG - 784th BS
This crew transferred in from the 44th BG where they had done their lead crew training. They flew 21 missions as a lead crew with the 466th BG. This photo was taken on 30 December 1944 upon return from the final mission of their combat tour.

Standing Left to Right: Robert J. Blumenfeld (B), Carton Gibbs (RN), Paul Plascke (CP), Sylvester Bauer (G), J. Taylor (G), Wayne A. Cochran (G), Everett R. Jones (P), William A. Campbell (FE), Dale G. Hapner (G)

Kneeling Left to Right: Frank Judkovics (N), J. Purser (?), J. Taylor (Command Pilot - not from the 466th BG)



  • 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


  • Sylvester Bauer

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • Robert Blumenfeld

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • William Campbell

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Gunner
    Bill joined up at 18 and went to gunnery school. Was based at Myrtle Beach, Florida, then Salt Lake City, Utah and then Topeka, Kansas. From there his unit flew in B-24s to Canada and then over to Northern Ireland. Then they travelled to England by...

  • Wayne Cochran

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • Carlton Gibbs

    Military | First Lieutenant | Radar (H2X) Navigator

  • Dale Hapner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • Everett Jones

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    First entered the Signal Corps and then completed training as a multi-engine pilot. Flew B-24s with the 2nd AD including lead positions for the 96th Combat Wing and three different groups on twenty-two occasions. Later, also piloted the P-47...

  • Frank Judkovics

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Paul Plaschke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • J Purser


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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
14 June 2019 01:05:19 466thHistorian Changes to collection

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2015 05:12:59 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

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