Marvin James Bates Jr

Military

Assigned to 772BS, 463BG, 15AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

Round patch of the 463rd Bomb Group depicting a stork delivering a 1000 pound bomb. Text below reads "The Swoose"
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lassie and Her Lads
  • Unit: 463rd Bomb Group 772nd Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Foggia Satellite #1, San Nicola-d'Arpi

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Chilton County, AL 31 October 1922 Son of Marvin James Snr and Lillie Magnolia [Moore] Bates.

Enlisted

Fort McClellan, AL 12 August 1942

Died

Lawrenceville, GA 10 August 2011

Buried

Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA 15 August 2011 Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens Buford, Gwinnett County, GA

Based

Celone Assigned to 772BS, 463BG, 15AF USAAF.