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Bruce E. Bates

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) near Wenlngs in B-17 #4338473

Service

Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38473

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/8/44; Lincoln 17/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 8/9/44; (first aircraft fitted with Cheyenne turret); Missing in Action Kassel 30/12/44 with Bruce Bates, Herb Nachman, George Mixon, Bob Cordell, Jim Toler,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 30 December 1944
Died 30 December 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 June 2019 03:39:20 Cate Changes to middlename
Sources

Central FLorida Veterans Memorial.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11240 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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