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Left to Right: SSGT Samuel Estes (TG), SSGT William Kummerer (RWG) and TSGT Dan Cahalane (R/O)
All were members of the Robert Harken Crew (Crew #546/471)
466th BG - 785th and 784th Bomb Squadrons
The aircraft is B-24H-25-FO #42-95248 "The Falcon" Code: 2U-S

Estes was KIA due to anoxia on 4 December 1944. The other two men successfully completed a 30 mission combat tour



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    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
  • 785th Bomb Squadron


  • Daniel Cahalane

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

  • Samuel Estes

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) from anoxia Killed by loss of oxygen while on a mission over Germany

  • Bill Kummerer

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



  • 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
10 August 2015 02:35:40 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom