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
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 | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Flight Engineer
Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Waist Gunner
Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Nose Gunner
Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
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...
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...
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...