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John Decatur Locke Jr


Completed 25 missions



  • Joseph Almand

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew 34 missions. Flew on b-24 'Slick Chick'

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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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-94979 Slick Chick

    B-24 Liberator
    Oldest and longest serving 466th BG B-24 to survive the war ...

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 Taylors, SC, USA 27 November 1925
Lived in Greenville, SC, USA 1943
Enlisted Fort Bragg, NC, USA 17 January 1943
Died Taylors, SC, USA 2 September 2011

John Decatur Locke, Jr., 85, of Greenville, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2011. Born November 27, 1925 in Taylors, SC, he was the son of the late John D. Locke, Sr. and the late Martha Tomlinson Holcombe Locke.

A graduate of Clemson A&M College, he retired from both Suitt Construction Company and York Construction Company and was formerly with Daniel Construction Company. He was a member of Taylors First Baptist Church and the Co-Ed 27 Sunday school class. He served our country in the U S Army Air Corps during World War II.

Buried Greenville, SC, USA 5 September 2011

Woodlawn Memorial Park
Greenville County
South Carolina, USA


Date Contributor Update
01 May 2016 01:02:46 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, events, person associations and unit associations

Date Contributor Update
07 January 2016 18:32:28 TomH Changes to place associations and aircraft associations

Tom Hellams

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:51 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Tom Hellams