James Oakley Bates

Military

Object Number - UPL 7330 - Crew #407 Arthur A. Kraft Crew Standing Left to Right: Robert Carr (WG), Jose V. Monfort (N), Charles Hughes (FE), Norman Siegel (B), Clarence...

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Units served with

Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Lady Lightning
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 786th Bomb Squadron

Places

Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120

Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

Sandy, OR 97055, USA 2003-11-14

Buried

Portland, OR, USA 2003-11-17 Willamette National Cemetery Portland Multnomah County Oregon, USA Plot: Section COL-3 ROW 293 Site D

Born

1922-03-19

Other

466th BG Combat Tour

Attlebridge, Norwich NR9, UK 1944-03-22 - 1944-06-12 30 missions

Revisions

Date17 Sep 2016 01:33:23
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Archives - John O. Bates Certificate of Valor

Date17 Sep 2016 01:16:22
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Archives - James O. Bates Certificate of Valor

Date8 Jan 2015 04:17:52
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date27 Sep 2014 18:13:59
ContributorAAM
Sources

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 & Brassford, page 343

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