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Crew #767
Richard E. Huyck Crew
466th BG - 787th BS

Standing Left to Right: Ferdinand Corradini (FE), James Wildeman (B), Warren G. Woodward (CP), Tom Hicks (R/O), Richard Huyck (P)

Kneeling Left to Right: George Vazna (TG), Hudson Coombs (TTG), Tom McCue (NG), Ralph Welch (WG)

This crew completed 30 combat mission before the end of hostilities.

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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Hudson Coombs

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

  • Ferdinand Corradini

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

  • Thomas Hicks

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

  • Richard Huyck

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Thomas McCue

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator
    Shot down 29-Apr-44 in B-24 41-28754 'Tell Me More'. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Vazna

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner
    Shortened last name from Vaznaian to Vazna prior to enlisting.

  • Ralph Welch

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

  • James Wildeman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    "Lt. Wildeman , who was, by the way, an ex-infantry officer attached to the JAG, was an attorney in civilian life. He was 27 years old. I liked and admired him. He was handsome and quite the ladies man, but unassuming and laconic. He gave me a...

  • Warren Woodward

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Air Medal w/3Oak Leaf Cluster; ETO

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
27 July 2015 20:39:27 466thHistorian Changes to caption
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2015 20:27:47 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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