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James Van Ginkle Crew
Crew 752
466th BG - 787th BS

This crew completed a 35 mission tour.
5 September 1944 thru 22 March 1945

Standing Left to Right: Richard G. Walters (N), Loren B. Whitehead (R/O), James Van Ginkle (P), Jay Kooiker (TT), Roland J. Stewart (RWG), William A. Schneider (NG).

Kneeling Left to Right: Art Lindsey (LWG), T.O. Jordan (TG), Martin L. Coleman (CP), Ben Weiner (FE), Roger "Whitey" Garrison (Ground Crew Chief)



  • 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


  • Martin Coleman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Roger Garrison

    Military | Master Sergeant | Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor
    29 September 1944 crew chiefs were assigned to the flight engineers position for the gas missions to St. Dizier, France. I flew in that position with Lt. Kriek's crew on the Fearless Knights. We ran into heavy overcast over the channel and the pilot...

  • T Jordan

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

  • Jay Kooiker

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

  • Art Lindsey

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

  • Roland Stewart

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

  • James Van Ginkel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    35 bombing missions in Germany: 1944 - 5 Sept Karlsruhe; 9 Sept Mainz; 9 Oct Koblenz; 12 Oct Osnabruck; 18 Oct Cologne; 19 Oct Mainz; 26 Oct Bottrop; 30 Oct Hamburg; 1 Nov Gelsenkirchen; 5 Nov Karlsruhe; 9 Nov Saarburcken; 29 Nov Bielefield; 26 Nov...

  • Richard Walters

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Ben Weiner

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

  • Loren Whitehead

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


  • 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
03 January 2015 05:12:37 466thHistorian Changes to collection

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2014 00:47:16 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom