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Crew #784
Charles A. Felts Crew
466th BG - 787th BS

Standing Left to Right: Charles Dondes (N), Edmond Cody Hall (CP), Charles A. Felts (P), Edwin N. Kimmel (B)

Kneeling Left to Right: Edward J. Weidner (WG), Martin Tarlosky (NG), Merritt W. McLaughlin (FE), Clinton E. Swanson (TG), Harry J. Bender (WG), Marvin Allard (R/O)

The man peering out from behind the nose wheel is not identified.

This crew completed 17 combat missions before hostilities ended. The tour included being shot down and bailing out over Allied held Valkenburg, Netherlands on 12 March 1945. All the crew safely parachuted and returned to combat.

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

  • Marvin Allard

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Radio Operator

  • Harry Bender

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Waist Gunner

  • Charles Dondes

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    March 12, 1945. Entire crew bailed out of B=24 Liberator #4440357 over Valkenburg, Holland after returning from raid on Friedberg, Ger. Returned 50 year later for a reunion. , Was member of Charlie Felts crew. The pilot's window in its metal frame was...

  • Charles Felts

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Mar 12 '45: entire crew bailed out of B-24 #4440357 over Valkenburg, Holland after returning from raid on Friedberg, Ger. Returned 50 year later for a reunion. The pilot's window in its metal frame was donated to the 8th AF museum in a ceremony at the...

  • Edmond Hall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Edwin Kimmel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Merritt McLaughlin

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Flight Engineer

  • Clinton Swanson

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

  • Martin Tarlosky

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Nose Gunner

  • Edward Weidner

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Waist Gunner

Aircraft

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
09 September 2015 22:53:45 466thHistorian Changes to caption
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
09 September 2015 22:52:40 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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