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Gilbert A Holmes

Military

Service

People

  • Samuel Godwin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew 32 missions, starting 22 April 1944 and ending 16 July 1944 DFC/ Air Medal

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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...

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Denver, CO 10 October 1920
Lived in Omaha, NE, USA 1942

2453 Whitmore Street

Died Palm Desert, CA, USA 10 August 1999

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2019 19:00:18 tholmes1999 Changes to events
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Son

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2019 18:59:27 tholmes1999 Changes to events
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Son

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2019 17:19:35 tholmes1999 Changes to awards
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Son

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2019 17:18:29 tholmes1999 Changes to events
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Son

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2019 17:12:56 tholmes1999 Changes to awards
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Military record and report of separation certificate of service. Certificate of Valor.

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2019 17:08:38 tholmes1999 Changes to nickname
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His son.

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2019 17:07:58 tholmes1999 Changes to service number
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Military record and report of separation of service.

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2014 02:02:22 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:25 AAM AAM ingest
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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 347

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