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Pate Ernest Given Jr




  • Joseph Booth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 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...

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron


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 Vicksburg, MS, USA 4 September 1922
466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 22 March 1944 – 20 May 1944

18 combat missions

389th BG Combat Tour Nuthampstead, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8, UK 31 May 1944 – 28 June 1944

6 combat missions

489th BG Combat Tour Halesworth, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19, UK 7 July 1944 – 17 July 1944

3 missions

492nd BG Combat Tour North Pickenham, Swaffham, Norfolk PE37, UK 21 July 1944 – 6 August 1944

3 missions

War Story Kalamazoo, MI, USA 1975

"In 1975 I worked at National Waterlift in Kalamazoo, MI. There was a former German pilot there who came to the U.S. after the war. He and I talked about some things that happened during the war. He asked if I had a photo of my plane (Jamaica?), so I brought it in and showed it to him. His comment was "I had you in my gunsight and looked too long at the painting and forgot to shoot!" - Pate Given

Died Youngtown, AZ, USA 8 March 2013

Pate Given Jr., 90, of Oak Creek, WI died March 8, 2013. Pate moved to Youngtown in 1987 after retirement and was a resident for 19 years prior to his move to WI. Pate was born in Vicksburg, Miss. and was a WWII Army Air Corp Veteran (R/O). He continued his working career in electronics and worked on projects for NASA and many other companies. Pate enjoyed painting and shared his skills by leading painting classes in Sun City. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Youngtown. - See more at:


Date Contributor Update
01 May 2016 01:46:20 466thHistorian Changes to events and aircraft associations

Letter and info from Pate Given - circa 2004

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2015 14:44:57 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, role, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:01 AAM AAM ingest

389th BG Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia