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Richard C. Baynes Crew
Crew #731
466th BG - 787th BS

Standing Left to Right: Harold D. Bailey (TG), Lester R. Walters (FE), Harvey B. Walton (WG), Linwood W. Wheeler (BTG), Lester O. Nichoson (R/O), John H. Gattis (WG)

Kneeling Left to Right: Lloyd B. Holden (N), Ralph W. Dennings (B), Seymour Friedman (CP), Richard C. Baynes (P)

This crew completed a 35 mission tour: 11 July 1944 - 1 November 1944



  • 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


  • Harold Bailey

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

  • Richard Baynes

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    35 missions. 6 gas hauling missions flying gas to Patton's army. Author of Replacement Crew in library. Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC

  • Ralph Dennings

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Seymour Friedman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • John Gattis

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

  • Lloyd Holden

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Lester Nichoson

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

  • Lester Walters

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

  • Harvey Walton

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

  • Linwood Wheeler

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret 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
10 November 2014 03:17:18 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom