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Shelby T Alexander

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 7th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-29559 "Belchin' Bessie"

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 7BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed 11-Aug-44 on take-off from Mendlesham with Lt Shelby T Alexander and was salvaged.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lone Wolf, Oklahoma 13 February 1920
Enlisted 23 June 1942

Enlisted Aviation Cadet 18053553 on 15 DEC 1941; Commissioned 2LT. O 726 544 on 23 Jun 1942

Based Mendlesham 18 April 1944 – 25 September 1944
Died Houston, Texas 24 October 2002

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2020 02:54:35 Trainsmith Changes to events
Sources

Personal copies of military records and National Archives-STL

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2020 01:38:11 Trainsmith Changes to events
Sources

Personal military records and National Archives-STL

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2020 01:34:12 Trainsmith Changes to role
Sources

Obtained from personal copies of military records and National Archives-STL

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2020 01:31:27 Trainsmith Changes to service number, highest rank, role, awards and events
Sources

Obtained from personal copies of military records and from National Archives-STL by his son Michael D. Alexander

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

1996 34th BG Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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