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Crew #648
Robert C. Greenwood / Verdun Munroe Cre
466th BG - 786th BS

Standing Left to Right: Robert C. Greenwood (P), Harry E. Haseman (CP), Terrence H. Crowley (N), Charles D. Welde (B)

Kneeling Left to Right: Frank Kayden (FE), James A. Ehredt (BTG), S.A. Rieter (R/O), William J. Weisner (LWG), Gerald D. Boles (TG), Dale R. Estle (RWG)

Greenwood was transferred to crew #739 to replace their pilot (Robert W. Harrington) who had been shot down flying with a makeshift crew. Verdun Munroe took over and was flying when Crew #648 was shot down on 15 August 1944.
Haseman, Crowley, Welde, Kayden, Estle and Boles were all KIA.

Connections

Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Gerald Boles

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Nijetrijne in B-24 #4295157

  • Terence Crowley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Crashed at Nijetrijne in B-24 #42-95157, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Ehredt

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Nijetrijne on 8/15/44 in B-24 #42-95157, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Dale Estle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Crashed at Nijetrijne in B-24 #42-95157, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Greenwood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Originally pilot of Crew #648 in the 786th BS. He took over Crew #739 when their pilot (Robert Harrington) was lost while flying with a makeshift crew.

  • Harry Haseman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Crashed at Nijetrijne in B-24 #42-95157, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frank Kayden

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Nijetrijne in B-24 #4295157

  • Stephen Reiter

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

  • William Weisner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Nijetrijne on 8/15/44 in B-24 #4295157

  • Charles Welde

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Nijetrijne in B-24 #4295157

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2015 01:37:19 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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