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William Anthony Flesher


Flew missions over Bielefeld Bridge,Regensburg and Osnabruck



  • Robert Bluford

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    The Rev. Robert Bluford Jr. has been a B-24 bomber pilot in World War II, preacher, historian, preservationist, a Presbyterian pastor and campus ministry director in the Southeast, and the Virginia Press Association’s Virginian of the Year for 2011. He...

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Units served with

  • 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
  • 785th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-110160 Chris' Crate

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-50699 Parson's Chariot

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-40454 Betta Duck

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally assigned to 493rd Bomb Group. Transferred to the 34th Bomb Group in early June 1944 and completed missoins from 12 June 1944 to 24 August 1944. Later transferred to the 466th Bomb Group, and eventually flown back to the US by Carl W Falk...

Associated Place

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born St Paul, Minnesota 25 October 1922
Lived in St Paul, MN, USA 1941

1707 Jefferson Avenue

Enlisted Fort Snelling, MN 55417, USA 26 December 1941
Died West St Paul, MN, USA 12 December 2012

October 25, 1922 to December 12, 2012

Age 90 Passed away peacefully at his home in West. St. Paul, MN surrounded by his family.

Lifelong food industry salesman and marketer who was known and respected throughout the industry. Served as a pilot in the U.S. 8th Air Force in WWII.

Preceded in death by brother, Tom Flesher; sister, Betty Ann Gimler; son-in-law, Ed Jungbauer; and grandson, Justin Flesher.

Survived by his spouse of 64 years, Lorraine (DuRand); children, Dan Flesher (Regina), Sue Jungbauer (fiancé Tom), Mark (Debbie) Flesher, Mary (Rodney) Colburn; grandchildren, Jason, Danielle, Alex, Neal, Scott, Dawn, Meghan, Kaitlyn, Erin; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Pat (Hank) Franssen and Lorraine Dell; also many nieces and nephews.

Visitation at Willwerscheid Funeral Home, St. Paul, 3-6 PM Sunday 12/16/12, with a prayer service at 5 PM.

Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Buried Minneapolis, MN, USA 15 December 2012

Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section 28, Site 718


Date Contributor Update
02 October 2015 00:19:50 466thHistorian Changes to middlename and firstname

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2015 00:19:26 466thHistorian Changes to service number, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:52 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self