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Crew #664
Elmo Maiden Crew
466th BG - 786th BS

Standing Left to Right: Bernard M. Atkins (TG), Vernon R. Hayden (WG), William R. Hoopes (B), Gustave J. Roussel (E), Guerino G. Petti (N), Herbert Rosenkoff (CP), William A. Thomason (TT), Elmo Maiden (P), Kenneth W. Chester (NG), Joseph R. Zebrowski (R/O)

B-24J-5-DT #42-51532 Code: U8-W

Photo taken on 27 December 1944 after crash landing at an airfield in Belgium.

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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Bernard Atkins

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

  • Kenneth Chester

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

  • Vernon Hayden

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

  • William Hoopes

    Military | Major | Bombardier
    Assigned to 786BS, 466BG, 8AF USAAF. Leo Mower crew. Damaged by flak and fighters and landed in Sweden on 21-Jun-44 in B-24 'Lovely Lady's Avenger' 44-40093. Interned (INT) Sweden. ...

  • Elmo Maiden

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot

  • Guerino Petti

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Herbert Rosenkoff

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Gustave Roussel

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

  • William Thomason

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

  • Joseph Zebrowski

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

Aircraft

Missions

  • 665

    5 October 1944

  • 667

    6 October 1944

  • 8th Air Force 670

    9 October 1944
    Black Week

  • 682

    18 October 1944

  • 688

    25 October 1944

  • 693

    30 October 1944

  • 698

    2 November 1944

  • 702

    5 November 1944

  • 709

    10 November 1944

  • 712

    11 November 1944

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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
05 November 2014 01:13:05 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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