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Crew #731 (Richard Baynes Crew) enlisted men

Sitting Left to Right: John Gattis (WG), Lester Walters (FE), Harvey Walton (WG), Linwood Wheeler (BTG), Lester Nichoson (R/O)

Standing: Harold Bailey (TG)

The serial number on the aircraft appears to be 42-140666. The only problem with that is not a number that was issued to any U.S. aircraft, B-24 or not. The model appears to say "B-24-J-C.O. 61" If you translate that to B-24J-61-CO, those serial numbers were 42-99986 thru 42-100035.

The photo was taken stateside, so the aircraft was not assigned to the 466th BG

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

  • Harold Bailey

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

  • John Gattis

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

  • Lester Nichoson

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

  • Lester Walters

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

  • Harvey Walton

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

  • Linwood Wheeler

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner

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 01:26:42 466thHistorian Changes to collection
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2015 22:46:26 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2015 22:44:41 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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