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Lead Crew Commendation - Ivan M. Wright Crew - Crew #483
466th Bomb Group - 784th Bomb Squadron
25 February 1945
Schwabisch Hall, Germany



  • 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


  • 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.

  • Roy Evans

    Military | First Lieutenant | Radar (H2X) Navigator

  • John Fee

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • Walter Guhde

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilotage Navigator/Bombardier

  • 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

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  • 847

    25 February 1945
    "The Aerial Sledgehammer fashioned by bombers of the 8th and 15th Air Forces and the RAF fell on German communications and fuel supplies for the forth day in a row yesterday as 1,150 Fortresses and Liberators of the 8th hit railyards, airfields, an oil...


  • 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...


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01 January 2015 23:14:14 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations

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