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Jay E Pittsley




  • David Cahill

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot/Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Dilworth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot/Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron


  • 44-10558 Ma's Lil' Angel

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 44-10558 was given to a crew of the 491st Bomb Group. Assuming it would become their regular aircraft, the right waist gunner, David Redfern painted the aircraft (with the support of the crew) with the nose art of 'Ma's 'Lil' Angel'. ...

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...


Event Location Date
Born Wills, WI 54847, USA 4 June 1923
Died Lane County, OR, USA 19 May 2011

Jay Edward Pittsley, 87, of Eugene, died May 19 of smoke inhalation. No service is planned.

He was born June 4, 1923, in Wills, Wis., to Ralph and Laura Greene Pittsley. He married Theresa Robinson on April 30, 1966, in Peoria Ill. He served in the Army Air Corps and worked as a research chemist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Date Contributor Update
02 December 2015 02:01:32 466thHistorian Changes to service number and aircraft associations

466th BG HIstorian

Date Contributor Update
02 January 2015 02:51:50 466thHistorian Changes to person associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
02 January 2015 02:49:55 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:05 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE DIARY by Wassom & Brassfield, page 349