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Crew #467A
William A. Dale Crew

Standing Left to Right: Odis Dean (R/O), Jerry True (NG), Charles Niewojna (WG), Virgil Tally (TG), John Sabo (BTG), Ed Rossi (FE)

Kneeling Left to Right: Arthur Kadner (CP), William A. Dale (P), Lawrence Stoff (B), John Chemoke (N), unidentified person

All of this crew except for Kadner and Dale had originally been Crew #735 - Thomas Harrell Crew. Harrell was promoted to a squadron level position, and the original co-pilot, Richard S. Hulette, was given his own crew (Crew #775.) The rest of the crew went through lead crew training and became the William Dale Crew

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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Chemoke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • William Dale

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Odis Dean

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

  • Arthur Kadaner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Charles Niewojna

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

  • Ed Rossi

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer

  • John Sabo

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

  • Lawrence Stoff

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Virgil Tally

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner
    25 combat missions, 21 July 1944 to 9 February 1945 Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO Ribbon w/ 4 Battle Stars

  • Jerome True

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Nose Gunner
    Entered services on 1 September 1943; graduated Tyndall Field Aerial Gunnery School (February 1944). Completed 25 missions with 8th AF in March 1945. AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ EAME

Aircraft

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
17 July 2015 02:42:02 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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