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Crew #552 - Harry Taylor Crew
466th BG - 785th BS

Standing Left to Right: Lauren Sanborn (B), Gordon Cuneo (N), Arden Mills (CP), Harry Taylor (P)

Sitting Left to Right: Vernal Dupas (BTG), Harry Siders (NG), Byron Wertz (FE/WG), Al Wilson (TTG), Jerome Kryewinski (TG), William Eastman (R/O)
The dog was named "Turbo"

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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Gordon Cuneo

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Gordon Cuneo was a student at the University of California when he enlisted in February 1943. He was Navigator on the Harry W. Taylor Crew #552. He was on board the battle-damaged B-24H #42-95248 "The Falcon" which was forced to crash land at Shipdham...

  • Vernal Dupas

    Military

  • William Eastman

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

  • Arden Mills

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Arden Mills had completed 25 missions before he flew as Co-Pilot on B-24 Serial 42-95248 on the 8 January 1945 mission to bomb communications centers in Germany. He was seriously wounded when the Liberator was forced to crash land at Shipdham due to...

  • Lauren Sanborn

    Military | Captain | Bombardier
    Lauren "Sandy" Sanborn was born March 31, 1925 in Concord, NH. He left High School to join the Army Air Corps at age 17. After training, he was sent overseas and was assigned to the 466th Bomb Group/785th Bomb Squadron. He was on board the battle...

  • Harry Siders

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner
    Harry Siders was a Waist Gunner in the 466th Bomb Group/785th Bomb Squadron. He was on board the battle-damaged B-24H #42-95248 "The Falcon" which was forced to crash land at Shipdham on return from the 8 January 1945 mission to bomb communications...

  • Harry Taylor

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Harry Taylor was a Pilot in the 466th Bomb Group/785th Bomb Squadron. A veteran of many missions, he was seriously injured when he was forced to crash land his battle-damaged B-24H #42-95248 "The Falcon" at Shipdham on return from the 8 January 1945...

  • Byron Wertz

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer
    T/Sgt Byron L. Wertz served with the 785th Bombardment Squadron of the 466th Heavy Bomb Group, 8th Army Air Force, and was stationed at Attlebridge Airfield near Norfolk England. He was Flight Engineer and Turret Gunner on a B-24 Liberator known as ...

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
14 June 2019 01:08:47 466thHistorian Changes to collection
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
28 October 2017 19:10:04 Rob Sanborn Changes to caption
Sources

Corrected spelling of my fathers last name. Spelled Sanborn, (not Sandborn)

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2015 16:48:06 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

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