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Crew #794
Russell P. Ronan Crew
466th BG - 787th BS

Standing Left to Right: James L. Hudson (G), Robert Chambers (B), Charles P. Davey (N), Thomas S. Smith (CP), Russell P. Ronan (P)

Kneeling Left to Right: Loy J. Eller (G), Richard H. Evans (R/O), Earl Carter (G), James W. Henry (G), James G. Hargrove (FE)

This crew completed six combat missions before hostilities ended.



  • 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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron


  • Earl Carter

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner
    Flew last 8 missions over Germany. King palace yard on VE Day.

  • Robert Chambers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Charles Davey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Served as Boxing Commissioner for the State of Michigan in post-war years.

  • Loy Eller

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner

  • Richard Evans

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Radio Operator

  • James Hargrove

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Flight Engineer

  • James Henry

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner

  • James Hudson

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Gunner

  • Russell Ronan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Thomas Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot


  • 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
31 December 2014 01:17:14 466thHistorian Changes to collection

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 17:39:15 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom