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Irving Dwight Waterbury




  • William Barron

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    13 missions over Germany Air Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Richard Bradley

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    He was an avid history buff and family researcher whose roots in Camden County go back to 1838 when the first member of his mother's Brown family settled here and his great grandfather, Lewis Sinclair Brown, followed a few years later. The Bradley...

  • Milton DeMarco

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

  • John Ely

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

  • Harry Faggetter

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilotage Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Gerald Mickel

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

  • Robert Mundy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Radar Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Santo Parfumi

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Henry Thomas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Theodore Watson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 787th Bomb Squadron



  • 863

    4 March 1945

  • 894

    18 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 Medina, NY 14103, USA 5 January 1919
Lived in Middleport, NY 14105, USA 1944

R.D. #1

Died Wenatchee, WA, USA 14 December 2003

Irving Dwight Waterbury was born January 5, 1919 to Irving Ezra and Ellen (Walmsley) Waterbury in Medina, NY He attended elementary schools in Jeddo, NY and St. Petersburg, FL, and graduated from Middleport High School in Middleport, NY in 1936. He later attended Alfred University extension in Medina, NY and received his degree from Wenatchee Valley College in 1947. He also earned several college credits from San Francisco State, Chapman College and the University of California.

Mr. Waterbury entered the U.S. Army in November 1942 from Dayton, Ohio as an aviation cadet and graduated as a pilot in May 1944. He was a B-24 pilot in the 8th Air Force flying from RAF Attlebridge, England until the end of the European conflict of World War II. He was awarded the Air Medal with two clusters and was separated from the service in October 1945.

He married Mary Jane Tyrrell in Wenatchee on January 17, 1947. Lt. Waterbury remained in the Reserve and was recalled in June 1952 during the Korean War and served in Korea as Chief of Petroleum for the 5th Air Force during 1953 and 1954.

During his career with the Air Force he served with distinction at Edwards AFB, CA; McChord AFB, WA; RAF Sculthorpe, England; March AFB, CA; Taipei, Taiwan; and with Supreme Command Atlantic, NATO in Norfolk, VA. He was the recipient of several military ribbons. He retired from the Air Force in September 1970 as Lt. Col., returning to Wenatchee with his family.

Buried Wenatchee, WA, USA 18 December 2003

Wenatchee City Cemetery
Chelan County
Washington, USA


Date Contributor Update
02 August 2016 01:11:59 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations

466th BG Archives - 4 March 1945 mission formation plan

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2015 02:25:51 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2015 02:25:49 466thHistorian Changes to service number and events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
05 January 2015 19:43:12 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:30 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 & Brassfield, page 331 & Page 436 in the book 2ND AIR DIVISIONby Turner Publishing Company, 1998 edition (D790.A2S45)