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James W Reid

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) on 24 March 1945 in B-24 #42-50620 // 52nd combat mission

Service

Units served with

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 700th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-50620

    B-24 Liberator
    Final mission was a cargo drop in support of Operation Varsity, 24 March 1945

Associated Place

  • Tibenham

    Military site : airfield
    Tibenham was built in 1941-1942 by W and C French Ltd with a standard 2,000 yard main runway, and two other runways both 1,400 feet in length. Accommodation was provided for a full USAAF heavy bomber group in dispersed sites. Personnel of the 320th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Dedham, Massachusetts 30 August 1919
Enlisted Boston, Massachusetts 6 May 1941
Killed in Action (KIA) Wesel, Germany 24 March 1945
Buried Long Island National Cemetery 27 July 1949

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2795094/james-w.-reid

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2021 00:26:51 RRC Changes to unit associations
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update

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2021 02:12:37 RRC Changes to events
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Updated enlistment location

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2021 01:54:28 RRC Changes to biography and events
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Updated from original sources plus National Archive enlistment record

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2021 01:13:19 RRC Changes to biography
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Update

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2021 00:54:04 RRC Changes to media associations
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Photo Upload

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2021 21:50:31 RRC Changes to media associations
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Photo upload

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2021 21:24:56 RRC Changes to events
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MACR 13545

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2021 21:22:06 RRC Changes to nickname, awards, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

MACR 1345 // Boston Globe 25 Apr 1945; Boston Globe 26 Jan 1945; Boston Globe 21 July 1949 // DOB sourced from gravestone at Long Island National Cemetery // Nickname from me, a relative

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Birsic, SO#265 12 Oct 44, MACR 13545, 2AD Honor Roll / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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