Robert Bluford Crew
466th BG - 785th & 784th Bomb Squadrons
B-24M-10-FO #44-50699 "Parson's Chariot" Code: T9-P
Standing Left to Right: Robert J. Lynch (N), Stedman (B), William A. Flesher (CP), Robert Bluford (P)
Kneeling Left to Right: Newman (TG), Bon J. Mackowiak (R/O), unidentified person, Newman? (NG), Thomas H. Allison (WG), Rhodes (FE)
The crew completed 15 missions before hostilities ended; 13 with the 785th BS and two with the 784th BS as a lead crew
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...
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
The Rev. Robert Bluford Jr. has been a B-24 bomber pilot in World War II, preacher, historian, preservationist, a Presbyterian pastor and campus ministry director in the Southeast, and the Virginia Press Association’s Virginian of the Year for 2011. He...
Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
Flew missions over Bielefeld Bridge,Regensburg and Osnabruck
Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Radio Operator
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...