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William J. Gallagher Crew
Crew 713
466th BG - 787th BS

Back Row Left to Right: Thomas B. Lynott (B), William J. Gallagher (P), Fleckenstein (G), Gus Kavalos (FE)

Front Row Left to Right: Mike Dantuono (G), Raymond E. Hutchinson (N), Ernest Gardetto, Joseph Letendre (WG), Roland Nelson (G)

This crew completed a 30 mission tour. They were the first crew of the 787th BS to complete a full tour.



  • 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


  • Mike Dantuono

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • Fleckenstein

    Military | Gunner

  • William Gallagher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Ernest Gardetto

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot/Pilot
    Ernest Gardetto appeared in his first professional show at the age of seventeen: 'Dead We Live', at the Hollywood Assistance League Theatre. He followed that with 'Meet the People' at the El Capitan, and went with that show to New York. There he played...

  • Raymond Hutchinson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Gus Kavalos

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer

  • Joseph Letendre

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

  • Thomas Lynott

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Roland Nelson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner


  • 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
14 February 2022 08:10:23 Emily Changes to caption and person associations

Associated Ernest Gardetto, identified by Darlaine Gardetto, relative.

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2014 15:30:31 466thHistorian Changes to caption

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2014 15:28:01 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2014 15:25:52 466thHistorian Changes to collection and person associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 15:59:05 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations

Chris Brassfield