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James Verne Fawver



Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb 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...


  • 41-28743 Eastern Beast

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 785BS, 466BBG, 8AF USAAF. Hit by 20mm flak direct hit taking out the Oxygen, electrical and hydraulic systems and starting a large fire. Went into dive after leaving the target area of Brunswick 8-May-44. S/Sgt's Carlson and Cannon bailed...

  • 42-95283 Biff Bam

    B-24 Liberator


  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...


Event Location Date
Born Lodi, CA 9 June 1920
Lived in Redding, CA July 1941
Enlisted Sacramento, CA 21 April 1942
466th BG Combat Tour RAF Attlebridge 4 May 1944 – 9 September 1944

Completed a 30 mission tour

Died Shasta, CA 31 May 1991


Date Contributor Update
26 April 2020 01:51:14 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, biography and events

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2018 13:04:07 daba82 Changes to service number

AAF Record Transcription Project

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:56 AAM AAM ingest

Combat Chronology Supplement p. 257 Attlebridge Diaries edited by Wassom p. 47-48 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5248 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database