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Crew #540
Duane R. Kinsey Crew
466th BG - 785th Bomb Squadron
B-24J-155-CO #44-40320 "Generator Jenny" Code: 2U-E

Standing Left to Right: Duane R. Kinsey (P), John Hubley (N), Edward Keczynski (B), Charles McIntyre (CP)

Kneeling Left to Right: John N. Litzie Jr(G),, Robert Davenport (RWG), Francis Holeva (FE), Unknown, Paul Kochenash (R/O)

The other "Unknown" is probably either Jess Emery or Steven Tukos who were replacement gunners added to the crew after four of the original crew (Eugene M. Hughes, Carroll S. Bogard, Leroy Guidroz and Howard R. Hershey all gunners) after they bailed out on the 8 August 1944 mission. Kinsey had put the aircraft through some violent evasive maneuvers and the four thought the plane was going down and jumped.

Connections

Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    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

People

  • Jack Crumbley

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Left Waist Gunner

  • Robert Davenport

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Mechanic
    Started with the 490th BG/ 850th BS which received special orders flying single ship low altitude missions with 8 man crews. As a gunner, I was transferred to 2nd Bomb Div. 96th C. W. 466th BG/ 785th BS. Flew as spare gunner for 14 missions. Assigned...

  • Jess Emery

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • Francis Holeva

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
    MACR 7381. B-24 AC # 41-29387 'THE SNARK'. AC put through violent actions to avoid flak on mission on 8 Aug 1944. 4 crewman bailed out and were captured. Remaining crew returned to England, but forced to crash land at Manston. RTD.

  • John Hubley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    MACR 7381. B-24 AC # 41-29387 'THE SNARK'. AC put through violent actions to avoid flak on mission on 8 Aug 1944. 4 crewman bailed out and were captured. Remaining crew returned to England, but forced to crash land at Manston. RTD.

  • Duane Kinsey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Completed 36 combat missions ...

  • Edward Kleczynski

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Paul Kochenash

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
    After the war he was a design draftsman for Mack Trucks for 22 years.

  • John Litzie

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • Charles McIntyre

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    B-24 AC # 41-29387 'THE SNARK'. AC put through violent actions to avoid flak on mission on 8 Aug 1944. 4 crewman bailed out and were captured. Remaining crew returned to England, but forced to crash land at Manston. RTD.

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Aircraft

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2019 20:25:48 466thHistorian Changes to collection
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2018 06:46:04 466thHistorian Changes to caption
Sources

Christen Farrell granddaughter of John Litzie, Jr.

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2015 02:01:24 466thHistorian Changes to collection
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2015 02:00:47 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

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