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Thomas Lynn Bell

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Zui Dveen in B-24 True Love #4129449

Service

People

  • John Archer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Zui Dveen in B-24 'True Love' #41-29449, Killed in Action (KIA).

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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...

  • 786th 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 Utah, USA 11 September 1922
Lived in Salt Lake City, UT, USA 1943

1231 Pacific Avenue

Enlisted Salt Lake City, UT, USA 5 January 1943
Died west of Steenwijk, Netherlands 15 August 1944

KIA when his a/c was shot down by German fighters.

Buried 8341 Steenwijkerwold, Netherlands 19 August 1944

buried as "unknown"
Kerkbuurt Cemetery
Grave #5

Buried San Bruno, CA, USA 1948

Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: J, 857

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2015 01:20:34 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, highest rank, events and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8429 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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