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Lester Ray Walters

Military

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People

  • Richard Baynes

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    35 missions. 6 gas hauling missions flying gas to Patton's army. Author of Replacement Crew in library. Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC

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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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Golden City, MO 64748, USA 18 January 1922
466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, UK 11 July 1944 – 1 November 1944

Completed a 35 mission combat tour

Died Contra Costa County, CA, USA 19 January 1994

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 June 2018 22:50:47 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, role, awards, events and aircraft associations
Sources

research provided by genealogist Marcia Melnyk

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2015 19:20:27 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 18:18:49 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 331 & Page 436 in the book 2ND AIR DIVISIONby Turner Publishing Company, 1998 edition (D790.A2S45)

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