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John Lee Gates


Killed in Action (KIA) at Graft in B-24 #42110188



  • Byron Johnson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Graft on 6 Feb 45 in B-24 #42110188

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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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Bellaire, OH 29 December 1923
Enlisted Wheeling, WV 9 January 1943

1215 Byron Street

Enlisted Clarksburg, WV, USA 18 September 1943
Died Graft, 30419 Hannover, Germany 6 February 1945
Buried 24 August 1949

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec: 34, Site: 4136


Date Contributor Update
11 December 2020 02:57:22 466thHistorian Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2016 01:36:13 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:22 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12220