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On left, T. Sgt. Byron L. Wertz (Flight Engineer) and on right, Gordon Cuneo (First Lieutenant, Navigator) at Attlebridge Airfield, England both members of Crew #552 - Harry Taylor Crew 466th BG - 785th BS

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...

  • 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

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
18 January 2016 14:51:42 brucewertz Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Information provided by son of Byron L. Wertz, Bruce B. Wertz

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