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Oliver Abbott Shaw Jr




  • Donald Purcell

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Capt. Donald Eugene Purcell, Pilot B24-H #418 ...

  • Joseph Warren

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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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


  • 42-94974 Off Limit's Again

    B-24 Liberator
    Hit by flak. Witnesses described the aircraft as "one solid mass of flame from the leading edge of the wing all the way to the tail." A wing came off and the plane nosed into a spin. Then the broke off at the rear bomb bay wall. Witnesses said the crew...

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 Winona, MS, USA 16 April 1918
Enlisted May 1940
Lived in Oxford, MS, USA 1942

Jackson Street

Died Warren, MI, USA 7 February 2003

Oliver served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW II, and retired from the Air Force as a Lt. Colonel,
returning to service in abt 1951, because he was in the reserves.

After his final retirement from the Air Force, Oliver worked at Boeing and then a military tank command in Michigan until his death.

He was born in Winona,
Miss and died in Warren, Michigan.

Buried Oxford, MS, USA 14 February 2003

Oxford Memorial Cemetery
Lafayette County
Mississippi, USA


Date Contributor Update
12 February 2018 22:02:26 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, suffix and events

research provided by genealogist Marcia Melnyk

Date Contributor Update
12 June 2015 19:28:33 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:45 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 and Brassfield, page 350 & Page 404 in the book 2ND AIR DIVISIONby Turner Publishing Company, 1998 edition (D790.A2S45)