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James Robert Bennett

Military

Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4252480. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

People

  • John Fouts

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4252480. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Winnsboro, South Carolina, USA 19 September 1921
Enlisted Shaw AFB, SC 29152, USA 7 November 1942
466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, UK 22 March 1944 – 8 April 1944

Shot down on his 4th mission

Prisoner of War (POW) Hanover, Germany 10 April 1944 – 8 June 1945

Stalag 10C

Died Winnsboro, SC 29180, USA 20 August 1978

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2018 16:12:28 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2018 16:11:53 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, highest rank, role, awards, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=466&mtch=7&cat=all&tf=...
https://www.ancestry.com/search/?name=James+R_Bennett&event=_Winnsboro-F...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3842 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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