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L-R: Verl W. Bell (BT), Edward G. Mello (FE), Andrew W. Jesinkowski (WG)

Crew #778
Elmer S. Anderson Crew
466th BG - 787th BS



  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb 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


  • Verl Bell

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner
    See pilot for list of missions.

  • Andrew Jesinkowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner
    Changed his name after the war to "Andrew W. Jason"

  • Edward Mello

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Flight Engineer
    Eddie dropped out of high school to join the Navy but was turned down due to color vision issues so he next tried and succeeded in joining the Army Air Corps. Went to war at age 20 and flew 16 missions (See media for descriptions of the missions)....



  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
28 October 2020 20:21:11 Brad Sullivan Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Chris Mello