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Crew #745
Rolland H. Bushner Crew
466th BG - 787th BS

Standing Left to Right: Elliott W. Calisch (B), Rolland H. Bushner (P), Robert D. Smith (CP), Walton Dender (N), Charles F. Parker (TG)

Kneeling Left to Right: Carl D. Terpak (WG), John R. Abplanalp (BTG), John F. Gavarny (R/O), Jack Murray (FE), Martin S. Sternberg (WG)

This crew completed a 35 combat mission tour: 9 August 1944 - 6 February 1945



  • 466th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron


  • John Abplanalp

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner
    completed 34 missions Good Conduct/Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters/EAME Medal with 4 Bronze Stars

  • Rolland Bushner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Missions: 1944 - Aug 9 Saarbrucken; 12 Mourmelon sur Marne; 14 Dole/Tauaux/ 16 Madgeburg; 24 Hanover; 26 Dulmen; 30 Mainz; Sep 9 Mainz; 10 Ulm; 11 Madgeburg; Oct 5 Lippstadt; 7 Madgeburg; 9 Koblenz; 22 Hamm; 26 Bottrop; 30 Hamburg; Nov 5 Karlsruhe; 10...

  • Elliott Calisch

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    See his pilot's bio (Rolland H. Bushner) for a list of his combat missions

  • Walter Dendor

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • John Gavarny

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
    Completed a 35 mission combat tour. See Rolland H. Bushner entry for list of missions.

  • Jack Murray

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

  • Charles Parker

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

  • Robert Smith

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Martin Sternberg

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner
    Dr. Martin Sternberg graduated from medical school after the war.

  • Carl Terpak

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | 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
16 August 2015 23:53:38 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom