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Lt. Arthur W Bates Jr., [Bowling Green OH], 504th Fighter Squadron. Assigned a/c not currently known.



  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

  • 504th Fighter Squadron


  • Arthur Bates

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Completed tour of duty. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, Korean and UN service medals. Post war: Remained in USAF, serving in Korea and Vietnam, rising to the rank of Lt Colonel.


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30 September 2016 14:18:00 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations