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Rex Lester Tabor




  • John Blumenstock

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

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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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 786th 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 Shell Rock, Iowa 2 June 1922
Lived in Los Angeles, California 1943
Enlisted Los Angeles, California 24 March 1943
466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge Airfield, UK 25 August 1944 – 19 March 1945

Completed a 30 mission tour

Died La Palma, California 1 August 2012


Date Contributor Update
03 February 2019 01:13:13 466thHistorian Changes to media associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2019 01:12:39 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, biography and events

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2019 06:02:20 Marcia466BG Changes to biography

466th BG Daily Reports; US Federal census Records; Social Security Death Record: Iowa WWII Veteran Compensation Application; NARA enlistment records.

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2019 05:40:48 Marcia466BG Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Daily Reports: US Federal Census Records; Iowa Veterans Compensation Application; Social Security Death Index.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:19 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 ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, page 351