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Marvin James Bates Jr

Military

Assigned to 772BS, 463BG, 15AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 463rd Bomb Group

    463rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 463rd BG entered combat on March 30, 1944. The target was the airdrome at Imoski, Yugoslavia. Thirty-nine planes dropped 117 tons of bombs from 20,000 feet. Although slight flak was encountered, all planes returned safely. The group flew a...

  • 772nd Bomb Squadron

    772nd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established in mid-1943 as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombardment squadron; assigned to Second Air Force for training. Attached in late 1943 and early 1944 to Air University Army Air Force School of Applied Tactics. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater...

Aircraft

  • 42-97550 'Lassie and Her Lads'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/12/43; Lincoln 8/1/44; Lakeland 11/1/44; Morrison 13/2/44; Assigned 772BS/463BG Celone 15/2/44; fatal crash destroyed 11/10/44 1 x KIA. LASSIE AND HER LADS.

Associated Place

  • Celone

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chilton County, AL 31 October 1922

Son of Marvin James Snr and Lillie Magnolia [Moore] Bates.

Enlisted Fort McClellan, AL 12 August 1942
Based Celone 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 772BS, 463BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died Lawrenceville, GA 10 August 2011
Buried Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA 15 August 2011

Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens
Buford,
Gwinnett County, GA

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