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Crew #751 & #483
Ivan M. Wright Crew
466th BG - 787th and 784th Bomb Squadrons
B-24J-1-FO #42-95617 "Jennie" Code: T9-I

Standing Left to Right: Harold E. Hansen (B), Edward C. Brown (N), Edward M. Ritts (CP), Ivan M. Wright (P)

Kneeling Left to Right: John D. Van Nest (G), Arthur A. Danekas (G), Vern C. Rhoades (R/O), Robert P. Nichols (FE), John W. Fee (G), Geranld K. Novell (G)



  • 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
  • 787th Bomb Squadron


  • Edward Brown

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Flew 30 missions (Lead Crew) July 1944-VE Day. See Ivan M. Wright for a list of missions.

  • Arthur Danekas

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner
    See pilot, Ivan M. Wright, for list of missions.

  • John Fee

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • Harold Hansen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Robert Nichols

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

  • Gerald Novell

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • Vern Rhoades

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

  • Edward Ritts

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • John Van Nest

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • Ivan Wright

    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
01 January 2015 20:13:55 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian