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Crew #782/490
Jack H. Hague Crew
466th BG - 787th and 784th Bomb Squadrons

Standing Left to Right: John H. Bordagaray (G), William C. Keiper (R/O), Jesse C. LeBlanc (FE), John A. Brockman (G), Kenneth M. Anderson (G), Leonard Badolate (G)

Kneeling Left to Right: Jack H. Hague (P), Edward H. Jones (CP), James Denny (N), James L. Valentine (B)

Denny didn't fly combat with the crew. He was replaced by David W. Levy.
This crew flew six missions with the 787th BS and then trained as a lead crew and flew five additional missions in that capacity with the 784th BS.
21 January 1945 - 28 February 1945 - 787th BS tour
17 Mach 1945 - 18 April 1945 - 784th BS tour



  • 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


  • Kenneth Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • Leonard Badolato

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • John Bordagaray

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Gunner

  • John Brockman

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • James Denny

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Jack Hague

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Flew #42-51491 back to the U.S. as the 43rd a/c to leave Attlebridge on Operation Home Run.

  • Edward Jones

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • William Keiper

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator

  • Jesse LeBlanc

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

  • James Valentime

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
12 August 2015 01:36:30 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

466th BG Historian