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John C. Garison Crew
Crew # 543 & #467
466th BG - 785th BS & 784th BS

Standing Left to Right: Unknown, Herbert Cheskin (N), W.R. Wagner (B), Unknown, Farris Groben (CP), John Garison (P)

Kneeling Left to Right: Frank J. Messman (WG), Wayne E. Ahern (TG), William E. Hughes (R/O), Tom Kelly (WG), Jack Rawlerson (NG), Paul Kelch (FE)

This crew completed a 30 mission 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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 785th Bomb Squadron


  • Wayne Ahern

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

  • Herbert Cheskin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • John Garison

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Lead Crew Pilot

  • Farris Groben

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot

  • William Hughes

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

  • Paul Kelch

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

  • Tom Kelly

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

  • Franklin Messman

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

  • Jack Rawlerson

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

  • Winton Wagner

    Military | Captain | Bombardier
    Completed a 30 mission tour: 5 August 1944 - 4 March 1945


  • 42-110160 Chris' Crate

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-51531

    B-24 Liberator
    For reasons unknown, the Liberator left formation over The Netherlands and was lsot, with all 10 men on board Missing In Action (MIA). They are all memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge.


Date Contributor Update
05 November 2014 00:53:42 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

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