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Marlow A Jovaag

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People

  • Joseph Tikey

    Military | Major | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Favorite aircraft was "Slick Chick" as his crew had named her. She would go on to be the longest serving 466th BG aircraft. Completed 30 missions: Three as Squadron Lead, Seven as Group Lead, Nine as Wing Lead and two as Division Lead.

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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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 785th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28743 Eastern Beast

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 785BS, 466BBG, 8AF USAAF. Hit by 20mm flak direct hit taking out the Oxygen, electrical and hydraulic systems and starting a large fire. Went into dive after leaving the target area of Brunswick 8-May-44. S/Sgt's Carlson and Cannon bailed...

  • 42-94979 Slick Chick

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

  • 42-51141 Pegasus

    B-24 Liberator

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 Kenyon, MN 55946, USA 30 June 1915
Enlisted Milwaukee, WI, USA 29 June 1942
466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 22 March 1944 – 29 November 1944
Died Mankato, MN, USA 18 February 2007

Marlow A. Jovaag was born June 30, 1915 to Halmick A. and Olise (Rongstad) Jovaag in Kenyon, MN. The family moved to Mankato in 1919. He attended school in Mankato, Minneapolis and in St. Louis, MS where he graduated from High School in 1934. He served the Government in Civilian Conservation Corp. in Arkansas following graduation and then returned to Mankato and then to Oshkosh, WI. He served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II flying missions over Germany and the occupied countries of Europe. He was an Armorer Gunner on a B-24 Liberator. His missions earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, a Campaign Ribbon with four Battle Stars. After separation from the service in 1945 he married Sadie Haskins at the Little Brown Church in the Vale, Nashua, Iowa in 1946. He joined the Mankato Fire Department in 1948 until his retirement in 1977. He and his wife are charter members of Christ the King Lutheran Church and have served the church in many areas including the Church Council, Church School Committees and Bible Study Groups. He is also a member of VFW Post # 950 and American Legion Post # 11. Shorty enjoyed golf, guitar, woodworking, and his grandchildren's sporting events. He also volunteered his time with Hilltoppers.

Buried Mankato, MN, USA 22 February 2007

Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2016 02:13:59 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=marlow&GSmn=&GSln...
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=6238009

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2014 01:13:13 466thHistorian Changes to nickname, highest rank, role, awards, events and person associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, page 347

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