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Odis M Dean




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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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 787th 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 McClain County, OK, USA 27 July 1922
Died Washington, OK, USA 8 May 2015

Born to Brock Mire Dean and Beulah Ellen Berg Dean in McClain, County Ok. He grew up on a farm in the Newcastle community. He graduated from Newcastle High School in 1941. He proudly served his country during WWII in the Army Air Corps, as a radio operator on a B-24. After completing 25 combat missions in Europe, he returned home in March of 1945, and married his true love and best friend Myrna June Marcum on June 16, 1945. After he was discharged from the military he worked as an electrician and later was employed at Tinker Air Force base in procurement as an expediter where he worked until he retired after 33 years of service. They lived 35 years in Washington, Oklahoma where Odis and family were faithful members of the First Baptist Church and active in the community. His daughters attended and graduated from Washington Schools. He loved gardening and taking care of his yard. After retirement Odis and Myrna moved to Mission, Texas to be near their oldest daughter and family. They enjoyed traveling and visited every state except Hawaii. They were active members of McAllen First Baptist Church

Buried Washington, OK, USA 11 May 2015

Washington Cemetery
McClain County
Oklahoma, USA


Date Contributor Update
17 July 2015 01:56:08 466thHistorian Changes to middlename

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2015 01:55:47 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:44 AAM AAM ingest

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 345