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Lee Roy Whittenburg

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  • 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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

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  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Monticello, KY 15 November 1924
Lived in Cincinnati, OH December 1942
Enlisted Cincinnati, OH, USA 7 June 1943
466th BG Combat Tour RAF Attlebridge 12 December 1944 – 25 April 1945

Completed 31 combat missions

Died Tennessee 6 August 1990
Enlisted Oak Ridge, TN 9 August 1990

Oak Ridge Memorial Park
Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Tennessee, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2020 21:46:13 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom, page 172

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2020 21:45:10 466thHistorian Changes to middlename and events
Sources

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2238&h=20047817...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/158043437/lee-roy-whittenburg

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom, page 227

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2015 21:21:53 466thHistorian Changes to service number and events
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
22 December 2014 01:12:40 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, person associations, unit associations and place associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, page 352

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