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
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
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.

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

'REEVES, PAUL R., SR.
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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