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.
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 | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Top Turret Gunner
Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer
Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
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.
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner
Shortened last name from Vaznaian to Vazna prior to enlisting.
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner
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...
Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
Air Medal w/3Oak Leaf Cluster; ETO
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...