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
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...
Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner
Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner
Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
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
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
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...