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Harry Siders


Harry Siders was a Waist Gunner in the 466th Bomb Group/785th Bomb Squadron. He was on board the battle-damaged B-24H #42-95248 "The Falcon" which was forced to crash land at Shipdham on return from the 8 January 1945 mission to bomb communications centers in Germany.



  • Gordon Cuneo

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Gordon Cuneo was a student at the University of California when he enlisted in February 1943. He was Navigator on the Harry W. Taylor Crew #552. He was on board the battle-damaged B-24H #42-95248 "The Falcon" which was forced to crash land at Shipdham...

  • William Eastman

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • W Flack

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

  • Jerome Krzewinski

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Arden Mills

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Arden Mills had completed 25 missions before he flew as Co-Pilot on B-24 Serial 42-95248 on the 8 January 1945 mission to bomb communications centers in Germany. He was seriously wounded when the Liberator was forced to crash land at Shipdham due to...

  • Lauren Sanborn

    Military | Captain | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Lauren "Sandy" Sanborn was born March 31, 1925 in Concord, NH. He left High School to join the Army Air Corps at age 17. After training, he was sent overseas and was assigned to the 466th Bomb Group/785th Bomb Squadron. He was on board the battle...

  • Harry Taylor

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Harry Taylor was a Pilot in the 466th Bomb Group/785th Bomb Squadron. A veteran of many missions, he was seriously injured when he was forced to crash land his battle-damaged B-24H #42-95248 "The Falcon" at Shipdham on return from the 8 January 1945...

  • Byron Wertz

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group
    T/Sgt Byron L. Wertz served with the 785th Bombardment Squadron of the 466th Heavy Bomb Group, 8th Army Air Force, and was stationed at Attlebridge Airfield near Norfolk England. He was Flight Engineer and Turret Gunner on a B-24 Liberator known as ...

  • Al Wilson

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

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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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron



  • 787

    8 January 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...


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Date Contributor Update
01 April 2019 14:06:56 ED-BB Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations and mission associations

Corrected data : Harry Siders ASN 352278 was in fact the HS who was from Franklin County, Ohio; enlisted on 10 August 1943 in Columbus, OH and was KIA in the loss of B-17 "Fort Worth Gal" - Serial 44-6095 (381st BG/533rd BS), FTR on 10 September 1944 - MACR 8906. See this website's page at
NOTE : Deleted the data on this page under
Born : Gallia County, OH, USA 22 7 1925
Enlisted : Lancaster, OH 43130, USA "1 12 2012" (???) and "Earl served and retired from the Pleasantville Fire Dept. He was a WW II Army Air Corp Veteran. " Those mentions are about another Harry Siders, which I couldn't identify...

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2015 23:40:11 466thHistorian Changes to firstname, nickname, service number, role, events, person associations, unit associations and media associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 December 2014 21:44:37 scanter Changes to firstname, highest rank and awards

Family of Veteran

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2014 04:29:56 scanter Changes to place associations

Myself (scanter), I am his grandson.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:17 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 and Brassfield, page 350