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Lead Crew Commendation for the 24 March 1945 mission to Nordhorn, Germany for the John C. Welsh Crew
466th BG - 784th BS



  • 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


  • John Belanger

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

  • Donald Dowdell

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
    Was a police sergeant in the NYPD after the war.

  • Eugene Gjertsen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator; Radar Navigator
    Flew about 15 missions with original crew, then transferred to 784th BS. Flew on B-24 #42-51240 (on overseas movement trip from U.S. This a/c was surrendered at Valley Wales. This a/c was eventually assigned to the 392nd BG) ...

  • Harold Jordon

    Civilian | Co-Pilot
    Career U.S.A.F. Officer, retired in 1975 as a colonel. Wife Jane Merrill Jordon, sons David, Steven and Brian.

  • Paul Kaufman

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Top Turret Gunner

  • Vincent Palmer

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Nose Gunner

  • Michael Pelish

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Originally a member of the Joseph Damiani Crew, he was not aboard when they were lost on a Truckin' mission on 25 September 1944. As it wasn't a combat mission, the bombardier wasn't needed.

  • John Remillet

    Military | Major | Squadron Commander - Command Pilot

  • John Welsh

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Harold Westby

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier; Pilotage Navigator

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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 00:55:31 466thHistorian Changes to collection

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2015 00:54:47 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations

466th BG Historian