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James Aubrey Agerton

Military

Service

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...

  • 3rd Strategic Air Depot

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...

  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Union County, AR, USA 24 August 1924
Died El Dorado, AR 71730, USA 14 March 2008

OBITUARY: James Olen Agerton, 83, a resident of Oak Ridge Nursing Home in El Dorado and formerly of Urbana, went home to glory on Friday, March 14, 2008, at Life Touch Hospice House in El Dorado. Born on Aug. 24, 1924, he was the son of Wilson and Clara Frisby Agerton, who preceded him in death, along with a son, Bonnie Roy Bull. James loved the outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing, walking or gardening. He retired from Monsanto Chemical Co. after 31 years and then fully enjoyed his retirement years until becoming ill three years ago. At that time, he and his wife moved from Urbana to Oak Ridge Nursing Home, where for several months he entertained the residents and staff with his singing, especially "Beulah Land", his favorite song. The family extends a very special thank you to the staff of Oak Ridge Nursing Home for taking such good care of James. James was a member and served as an usher at Harmony Baptist Church for many years. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp during the World War II era.

Buried Urbana, AR 71730, USA 17 March 2008

Urbana Cemetery
Urbana
Union County
Arkansas, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2020 04:37:08 Mike Agerton Changes to place associations
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Mike Agerton, Son

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2020 04:35:47 Mike Agerton Changes to suffix
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Mike Agerton, Son

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2020 02:44:42 Mike Agerton Changes to suffix
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Mike Agerton, Son

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2020 02:38:19 Mike Agerton Changes to middlename and suffix
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My Dad, James Aubrey Agerton served in the 3rd SAD. I have edited his name because his middle name was AUBREY, it was listed in his profile Olden.

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2016 04:34:54 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, firstname, nickname, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=agerton&GSfn=james...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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 & Brassford

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