461st plaque

461st Bombardment Group (H)

764th Crews 765th Crews 766th Crews 767th Crews

Ahlberg - #42 Barcus - #123 Barnes - #53 Barnhart - #59 Bauman - #44 Baumann - #46 Bigelow - #54 Bontempo - #1/26 Boyd - #44R Bridges - #5/5 Brothers - #41 Chester - #9/1 Coates - #96- Coleman - #58- Conner - #4/7 Courtney - #50R Curtis - #152 DeSpain - #57-0 Donovan - #45 Dunn - #54-1 Edwards - #40 Ehrlich - #45R Falkner - #8/29 Farnham - #42R Fawcett - #50 Fernsten - #49R Fink - #9/22 Friedersdorf - #8/28 Garner - #50-1 Guyton - #10/8 Hall - #6232 Hatem - #4/16-9 Hesser - #56 Holmes - #47 Hooper - #12/12 Hoskins - #124 Hutchison - #102 Jehli - #42-1 Kassian - #57R1 Kuhlman - 52R LaRock - #1/30 Ledendecker - #4/6 MacDougall - #41 Mahlum - #1/6 Malvin McKee - #154 Merkouris - #49-7 Miller - #10/23 Misius - #56R Moses - #7/25-1 Mowery - #49 Nixon - #42 O'Neal - #10/31 Pearce - #55R Philips - #8/22 Ray - #58-0 Ridenour - #3/3 Roberts - #52R Robertson - #48 Seeman - #43 Settle - #55 Shaw - #43-1 Sidovar - #10/16-1 Simon - #53 Sobieski - #8/22 Sterret - #7/12 Tebbens - #3/12 Thomas - #46R Townsley - #58-2 Trier - #55-1 Vahldieck - #1/30 Vanderhoeven - #50-1 Ward - #53-2 Webb - #6781 Webb - #8/28 Wiemann - #6413 Wilson - #44-1 Wilson - #52 Wood - #51 Wren - #7/23 Wright - #52-1 Yetter - #56R Zive - #59-0

766th Squadron Crews

At the 1999 reunion it was proposed that we attempt to locate, duplicate, and archive all the crew photos from the 461st Bomb Group.  The project is rolling along nicely now, but there are a lot of photos without identifying captions, so if you can supply information please E-mail me.  Read more about this effort. We are working on a way to include the ground personnel in a similar project, so please sound off on your ideas for that.

The archive now swells with pictures of over 135 crews.  Still, we are less than half-way to our goal of archiving the photos of the 300+ crews that served with the 461st Bomb Group during WWII.  92 of the photos were already in the Archive, and many have been contributed since the request went into the December 1999 Liberaider.

If we do not yet have your crew picture posted in this section we hope it will further encourage you to send one in.  We also encourage you to write a crew history to accompany your picture.  We have restructured the crew index to make it easier to follow, and to allow you to see both what we have and what we are missing.

Thank you for the enthusiastic response to this project, and we beg your patience as we catch up on the backlog of work.

Send a duplicate (not a Xerox) of your crew photo - with identifying captions - to:

461st Bomb Group Crew Photo Project
ATTN: Hughes Glantzberg
P.O. Box 926
Gunnison, CO  81230

Include a Self Addressed Stamped Photo Mailer if you wish to have your photo returned.  We would, naturally, like to have a hardcopy on file for the archive, but we will cheerfully return any photo you would like to have back.

You can also E-Mail a scanned photo to this address : Webmaster
E-Mail for instructions, and to find out how large the image should be.

When submitting crew photos to the archive, please try to include the following information:

Any Crew Numbers You Remember Being Used: In some cases there may be more than one.

Specific Crew Positions: Because MOS numbers do not indicate gunner positions, please be as specific as noting even RIGHT and LEFT Waist when possible.

Nicknames: In most cases, we can pull full names and spelling from the database, so let us know what nicknames were earned within your crew.

Crew Training Information: Please supply us with your Training Crew Number and the Stateside base at which your crew was assembled.

Crew History Or Anecdotes: Give us the story of your crew and how you worked together in the air and on the ground.

Individual Aircraft With Which Your Crew Was Associated: After the loss of the original batch of H-Models, aircraft were not as closely associated with particular crews. However, if your crew became quite familiar with an individual ship let's get that into the record.


Many of the crew photos posted do not yet have their captions added. Being a 4 finger typist (working on 5!), I wouldn't object one bit to having you drop a caption into an E-Mail so I could just copy and paste the text into place. Remember to put a crew position with each name if possible, and if you can be specific about the side each waist gunner manned, it will aid us greatly.

Crews Alphabetically By Pilot Name

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

The notation 'ZI' in the crew number slot indicates that a crew was assigned only for processing to the US at the end of the war.


A

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Aginsky, Milton 766 05/05/44 ZI
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Ahlberg, Theodore R. 766 10/18/43 42 Photo - Needs some gunner pos.

B

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Barcus, Howard J. 766 01/28/45 123 Crewmembers
Barnhart, Robert M. 766 11/29/44 59-? (6768) Photo
Barnes, William J. Jr. 766 10/18/43 53 Crewmembers
Bauman, Charles W. 766 10/18/43 44 Crewmembers
Baumann, Edwin 766 10/18/43 46 Photo - Needs crew pos.
Bigelow, Robert S. 766 10/18/43 54 Photo - Needs positions - short story
Bontempo, John C. 766 01/26/45 1/26 (8432) Photo, history
Boyd, John H. 766 12/19/44 44R Crewmembers
Bridges, Carl D., Jr. 766 03/05/45 5/5 Crewmembers
Brothers, Charles 766 04/??/45 41- Photo

C

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Chester, Walter J. 766 08/31/44 9/1 Crewmembers
Coates, Robert K. 766 11/29/44 96- Crewmembers
Coleman, Raymond L. 766 12/31/44 58- Crewmembers
Conner, Wayne, W. 766 04/07/45 4/7 Crewmembers
Curtis, Andrew R., Jr. 766 12/02/44 152 2 Photos

D

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
DeSpain, Charles A. 766 04/11/44 57-0 Crewmembers
Donovan, Joseph N. 766 10/18/44 45 Crewmembers
Dunn, Frederick L. 766 06/10/44 54-1 Crewmembers

E

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Edwards, Robert F. 766 10/18/43 40 2 Photos - Needs waist pos.
Ehrlich, Harold F. 766 07/26/44 45R Crewmembers

F

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Falkner, Robert D. 766 08/29/44 8/29 Crewmembers
Farnham, Arthur E., Jr. 766 07/27/44 42R Crewmembers
Fawcett, Richard S. 766 10/18/43 50 Photo - Needs crew pos.
Fernsten, Claude D. 766 12/31/44 48R Photo - Needs waist pos.
Fink, Francis X. 766 09/22/44 9/22 Crewmembers
Friedersdorf, Robert R. 766 08/28/44 8/28 Crewmembers

G

Pilot Name

Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Garner, Jay M. 766 ??/??/?? 50-1 Crewmembers
Guyton, William A. 766 10/08/44 10/8 Photo - Needs gun pos. - Note

H

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Hall, Mitchell F., Jr. 766 10/18/44 6232 Photo - Note
Hatem, Roy A. 766 04/16/45 4/16-9 Crewmembers
Hesser, Joseph B. 766 10/18/43 56 Crewmembers
Holmes, Turner M. 766 10/18/43 47 Photo - Needs crew pos.
Hooper, Josiah R. 766 12/12/44 12/12 Crewmembers
Hoskins, Robert S. 766 01/31/45 124 Photo, audio

I

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?

J

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Jehli, Arthur T., Jr. 766 07/23/44 42-1 Crewmembers

K

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Kassian, Watkins R. 766 10/28/44 57R1 Photo
Kuhlman, Roy F. 766   52R Photo

L

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
LaRock, Michael K. 766 01/30/45 1/30 Crewmembers
Ledendecker, Carl H. 766 04/06/45 4/6 Crewmembers

M

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Mahlum, Conrad E. 766 01/06/45 1/6 (121) Photo
MacDougall, Donald L. 766 10/18/43 41 Crewmembers
Malvin, Herschel B. 766 7/--/44 ?? Photo
McKee, Robert R. 766 12/02/44 154 Crewmembers
Merkouris, Thomas M. 766 11/29/44 49-7 Photo
Miller, William J. 766 10/23/44 10/23 Photo
Misius, Ralph J. 766 10/11/44 56R Crewmembers
Moore, John B., Jr. 766 07/24/44 31-2 Photo
Moses, Elias E. 766 07/25/44 7/25-1 Crewmembers
Mowery, Paul S. 766 10/18/43 49 Photo - Needs waist pos.

N

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Nixon, Roger 766 11/29/44 42- Photo - Needs ID

O

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
O'Neal, Joseph M. 766 10/31/44 10/31 Photo

P

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Pearce Thomas J., Jr. 766 04/08/45 55R Crewmembers
Philips, Roy E., Jr. 766 08/22/44 8/22 Crewmembers

Q

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?

R

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Ray, Chester A., Jr. 766 04/11/44 58-0 Photo
Ridenour, James M. 766 03/03/45 3/3 Crewmembers
Roberts, Allyn E. 766 07/25/44 52R Photo
Robertson, Douglas L. 766 10/18/43 48 Crewmembers

S

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Seeman, Ralph T. 766 10/18/43 43 Photo - Needs crew pos.
Settle, Curlos M. 766 10/18/43 55 Photo - Needs crew pos.
Shaw, Stockton B. 766 08/18/44 43-1 Photo - Note
Sidovar, Nicholas 766 10/16/44 10/16-1 Notes
Simon, Robert 766 10/18/43 53 Photos
Sobieski, Thomas J. 766 08/22/44 8/22 Crewmembers
Sterret, Robert E. 766 07/12/44 7/12 Crewmembers

T

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Tebbens, John R. 766 03/12/45 3/12 Crewmembers
Thomas, David J. 766 07/30/44 46R Photo
Townsley, Albert W. 766 07/23/44 58-2 Crewmembers
Trier, Arthur H. 766 07/23/44 55-1 Crewmembers

U

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?

V

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Vahldieck, Ned A. 766 01/30/45 1/30 Crewmembers
Vanderhoeven, Gerard L. 766 07/23/44 50-1 Crewmembers

W

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Ward, Lee P., Jr. 766 09/09/44 53-2 Photo - Needs waist pos.
Webb, Randall L. 766 8/28/44 8/28 Crewmembers
Webb, Willis L. 766   6781 Crewmembers
Wiemann, George F., III 766 10/08/44 6413 Crewmembers
Wilson, Howard O. 766 08/18/44 44-1 Crewmembers
Wilson, Sydney S. 766 10/18/43 52 Photo - Needs Waist Pos. - Note
Wood, Robert A. 766 10/18/43 51 Photo
Wren, John R., Jr. 766 07/23/44   2 Photos - 1 Needs ID
Wright, Jack H. 766 04/11/44 52-1 Photo - Needs Waist Pos.

X

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?

Y

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Yetter, Jack H. 766 10/11/44 56R Crewmembers

Z

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Zive, Samuel M. 766 04/11/44 59-0 Photo