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Thomas Ottis Levens


Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel



  • William Proppe

    Military | First Lieutenant | 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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-51531

    B-24 Liberator
    For reasons unknown, the Liberator left formation over The Netherlands and was lsot, with all 10 men on board Missing In Action (MIA). They are all memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge.

  • 42-50488 Polaris II

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-40454 Betta Duck

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally assigned to 493rd Bomb Group. Transferred to the 34th Bomb Group in early June 1944 and completed missoins from 12 June 1944 to 24 August 1944. Later transferred to the 466th Bomb Group, and eventually flown back to the US by Carl W Falk...

  • 44-50484 Lady Jake

    B-24 Liberator

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 Fisher County, TX, USA 12 August 1922
Lived in Rotan, TX 79546, USA 1943
466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, UK 10 March 1945 – 21 April 1945

Completed 18 combat missions

Lived in Abilene, TX, USA 1975
Died Abilene, TX, USA 17 August 1998
Buried Rotan, TX 79546, USA 20 August 1998

Belvieu Cemetery
Fisher County
Texas, USA


Date Contributor Update
29 November 2017 01:59:49 466thHistorian Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom
page 203
"Attlebridge Notes" - 1976 Members Register
page 14

Date Contributor Update
25 April 2015 01:52:53 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, nickname and events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2014 01:36:58 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role, person associations, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:06 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 347