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David W Bercaw




  • Lewis Darlin

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Ralph Fine

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot and Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Born Mpls, MN USA 1920. Ralph initially served as a flight mechanic at Patterson Field, applied for pilot training and received his wings at Ellington Field, TX. Ralph served as copilot and pilot in the 466th Bomb Group, 787th SQDN. Second Division,...

  • Theodore Lundquist

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Delphin Pichon

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Morris Royster

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew on 'Earthquake McGoon'

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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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron



  • 863

    4 March 1945

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 Deerfield Township, OH, USA 9 April 1917
Lived in Mason, OH, USA 1930
466BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, UK 28 January 1945 – 25 April 1945

Completed 22 combat missions before hostilities ended.

Died Jackson, MI, USA 20 April 1956

Was killed in a car crash with his wife Betty Lou. The accident occurred 4 miles south of Jackson, MI on US-127 when a car coming from the opposite direction tried to pass a truck and collided head-on with the Bercaw's car. Their daughter Brenda, 4 years old at the time, survived the crash with minor injuries.

Buried Lebanon, OH 45036, USA 27 April 1956

Lebanon Cemetery
Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, USA 
Section F


Date Contributor Update
31 May 2018 01:48:00 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2018 01:46:59 466thHistorian Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2018 03:24:41 cariocabev Changes to media associations

Pilot Dave Bercaw

Date Contributor Update
25 December 2017 01:20:55 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom - page 333

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:08 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book 'Attlebridge Arsenal' by Wassom & Brassford, page 343