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Lewis Reneau Darlin Jr.

Military

Service

People

  • David Bercaw

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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 Cuyahoga County, OH, USA 21 March 1921
Enlisted Cleveland, OH, USA 6 April 1942
466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, UK 28 January 1945 – 25 April 1945

Completed 22 combat missions before hostilities ended

Died Milford, DE 19963, USA 15 August 1998
Buried Milford, DE 19963, USA 18 August 1998

Milford Community Cemetery New
Milford, Kent County, Delaware, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 June 2018 00:24:36 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=1058722
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=3693&h=14087763...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/80656976/lewis-r.-darlin
"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom, page 333

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