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Crew #718 - Amos Sharretts Crew
466th BG - 787th BS

Standing Left to Right: Harold F Higgens (G), George Aeschbach (BTG), Alfred G. Nelson (TG), Robert D. Handley (B), W.P. Follis (FE), Amos B. Sharretts (P), William R. Don Carlos (G), Arthur J. Pierce (466th BG Commander), B. Androus (R/O), Dean O. Garvey (N)

Not in photo: Frank S. Cohen (CP)

This photo was taken upon arrival at Attlebridge from the U.S. as the group moved overseas to begin combat operations. Colonel Pierce chose this crew to fly over with and served as Co-Pilot on the trip displacing Frank Cohen who had to travel by sea.



  • 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


  • George Aeschbach

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

  • Buster Andrews

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

  • William Don Carlos

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • W.P. Follis

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

  • Dean Garvey

    Military | Captain | Navigator
    Born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 16, 1916. ...

  • Robert Handley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier - Squadron Bombardier
    Completed a 30 combat mission tour with the Amos Sharretts Crew - Crew #718. Then served at 787th BS HQ as Squadron Bombardier

  • Harold Higgens

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • Alfred Nelson

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

  • Arthur Pierce

    Military | Colonel | Commander - 466th Bomb Group
    Between 31 March 1942 and 1 February 1943, Pierce was promoted 4 times, from 1LT to full Colonel. ...

  • Amos Sharretts

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot


  • 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
12 June 2015 00:47:40 466thHistorian Changes to caption

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Date Contributor Update
27 November 2014 19:22:15 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

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