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T. Sgt. Byron L. Wertz, Crew #552 - Harry Taylor Crew 466th BG - 785th BS . Born, Jeannette, Pennsylvania, 12 August 1924. Died, 14 August 1997, Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Flew 25 missions from August, 1944 to April, 1945. 22 missions on The Falcon and 3 missions as a replacement crew member on other B-24's after crash of The Falcon on 8 January 1945.

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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

  • 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 ...

Aircraft

Missions

  • 787

    8 January 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2016 14:13:29 brucewertz Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Information provided by son of Byron L. Wertz, Bruce B. Wertz

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