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  • 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

    492nd Bomb Group

    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

  • 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 Newton, Mississippi 21 July 1919
Enlisted Decatur, MS, USA 25 November 1940
Died Louin, MS, USA 7 December 1979
Enlisted Gridley, Mississippi 39338, USA 11 December 1979

Reads Chapel Cemetery
Jasper County
Mississippi, USA.


Date Contributor Update
21 October 2015 11:19:57 general ira snapsorter Changes to events

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
466th BG Historian;
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 345

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2015 03:15:00 466thHistorian Changes to person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2015 03:13:19 466thHistorian Changes to service number, role and events

466th BG Historian

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27 September 2014 18:26:40 AAM AAM ingest

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