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Crew #790
Richard E. Lester Crew
466th BG - 787th BS

Standing Left to Right: Fred Bonnet (FE), Larry Baker (WG), Richard E. Lester (P), William Kroll (N), Joseph Kramer (NG), Joseph Hamilton (WG)

Kneeling Left to Right: unidentified, Si Lieberman (R/O), Robert Bartuska (CP)

Combat Tour - 9 March 1945 - 21 April 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


  • Lawrence Baker

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • Robert Bartuska

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Fred Bennett

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

  • Joseph Hamilton

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Waist Gunner

  • Joseph Kramer

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Nose Gunner

  • William Kroll

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Si Liberman

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Radio Operator Gunner
    B-24 crew member. In A news article in 2010 he reminises about WW II and VE day. He was on a pass to London when VE day occurred. For 2 days over 1 million people went to London to celebrate and so did he! He even had to get an extension on his pass...

  • Frank Penkalski

    Military | Other | Tail gunner
    Frank PENKALSKI was born 26 August 1918 or 1919 (records differ on the year), the son of George W. and Stella (GULCZYNSKA/GORLOCK) PENKASKI. He was born in Pennsylvania. He served from his enlistment on 15 March 1944 until 21 Nov 1945. He enlisted at...



  • 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 October 2015 01:04:32 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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