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William Lewis Brooks

Military

St. Dizier, France 24 Mar 1944; Brunswick, Germany 8 April 1944; Hamm, Germany 22 April 1944; Leipheim, Germany 24 April 1944; Paderborn, Germany 26 April 1944; Siracourt, France 27 April 1944; Mimoyecque, France 28 April 1944; Liege, France 1 May 1944; St. Trond, Belgium 9 May 1944; Epinal, France 11 May 1944; Bolhen, Germany 12 May 1944; Brunswick, Germany 19 May 1944; Reims, France 20 May 1944; Melun, France 24 May 1944; Neukirchen, Germany 27 May 1944; Totuow, Germany 29 May 1944; Zwischenahin, Germany 30 May 1944; Berck sur Mer, France 3 June 1944; Noball, France 5 June 1944; Port en Bessin, France 6 June 1944; Chateaudiun, France 10 June 1944; Illiers, France 12 June 1944; Pas de Calais, France 14 June 1944; Guyancourt, France 15 June 1944; Gorenflos, France 19 June 1944; Oisemont, France 20 June 1944; Pas de Calais, France 23 June 1944; Villa Coublay, France 24 June 1944; Saarbrucken, Germany 28 June 1944; Le Culot, Belgium 5 July 1944

DFC/ Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

Service

People

  • Malcolm Dike

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 277

    24 March 1944
    This mission is composed of two elements, one from 1st Air Division and the other from 2nd Air Division. A total of 436 hevay bombers are despatched. The primary target for 1st Air Division is the the ball bearing plants at Schweifurt, Germany. 2nd Air...

  • 8th Air Force 291

    8 April 1944

  • 315

    24 April 1944

  • 319A

    26 April 1944

  • 332

    1 May 1944

  • 347

    9 May 1944

  • 350

    11 May 1944

  • 353

    12 May 1944

  • 358

    19 May 1944

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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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Whitesville, Kentucky 10 April 1920

He was the son of Willie Coleman and Amie (BELL) BROOKS. Married Dorothy Jean RHOADS in 1942.

Lived in Whitesville, KY 42378, USA 1943

Box 545

Died Boulder, CO, USA 25 August 1975
Buried Boulder, CO, USA 28 August 1975

Green Mountain Cemetery
Boulder
Boulder County
Colorado, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 June 2018 23:36:33 Marcia466BG Changes to service number and events
Sources

From the Dailey Reports for the 466th BG, US Federal Census, Social Security Death Index, Military BRLS fILE and burial records.

Date Contributor Update
23 June 2016 18:45:13 466thHistorian Changes to awards, events and mission associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2015 01:25:06 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / daughter, Vicki Brooks Warning & SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Company, D790.A2S45, 1998, page 218

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