1/Lt. Paul R. Reeves

(F. Birtciel)

1/Lt. Paul R. Reeves

338th FS - 07 September 1944 - 06 April 1945

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D CL-V 44-14702 "Miss Donna"

Mission History

Completed Tour of Duty

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
234 17 September 1944 Operation Market Garden
Air Scores
Ground Scores
Notes Born in Tangipahoa, Louisiana, USA 1n 1922 to Harry Richardson Reeves and Haidee Kathleen Alford.
ASN - O-763731
07 September 1944 - Joined the 338th Fighter Squadron
17 September 1944 - First mission was on  'Operation Market Garden'.  Lt. Reeves flew Cramer's P-51D CL-Z 44-14121 "Mick #5" on this mission.  Click here for photo of Lt. Reeves on his first mission.
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23 October 1944 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
15 January 1945 - Awarded 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
04 February 1945 - Awarded 4th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
06 April 1945 - Completed Tour of Duty

Passed away on 10 March 2000 in Baton Rouge General Medical, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

Memories Obituary published in The Advocate (Baton Rouge) on: 12th March 2000

A retired president and chief executive officer of Capital Union Savings
Association and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 5:25 p.m. Friday,
March 10, 2000, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 77 and a
native of Tangipahoa Parish. He was a retired 8th Air Force Lieutenant
Colonel, served as a fighter pilot and was a veteran of World War II.
Visiting was at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., 5 p.m.
to 8 p.m. Saturday. Visiting at the funeral home chapel from 12:30 p.m.
until religious services at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, conducted by Dr. John
Goodwin. Interment in Amite Cemetery, Amite, at 3:45 p.m. Sunday. Survived by his wife, Nellie Adams Reeves; a daughter and son-in-law, Lucie Reeves and Paul Barilleau; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Paul R. Jr. and Betty B. Reeves, and Nelson A. Reeves; and five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Amy and Travis Reeves, and Adam and Zachary Barilleau. He was a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church and a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University.'

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