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Julius George Gavin

Military

Service

People

  • Addison Manning

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Peter Skoll

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Bombardier, B-24 Wolves Inc | 467th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28981 Wolves Inc.

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 disappeared into a cloud bank on its return from a mission to Stuttgart, Germany, on 4 March 1945. It crashed into the North Sea and only two of the crew, Sgt Perry and Sgt Moskowitz, were picked up in rescue launches. They thought the aircraft...

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...

  • Rackheath

    Military site : airfield
    First allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in August 1942, Rackheath was then earmarked as a fighter base but, because of delay in construction, was never used as such. Built during 1943, the station had three concrete runways, 50 loop...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Jones County, MS, USA 14 May 1920
Enlisted Camp Shelby, MS 39401, USA 8 January 1943
Lived in Laurel, MS, USA 18 October 2003
Buried Jones County, MS, USA 21 October 2003

Matthews Cemetery
Jones County
Mississippi, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2016 18:26:56 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=4869608
http://death-records.mooseroots.com/?launch_filters=%5B%7B%22field%22%3A...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in Healy's book on 467th BG

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