Ralph Bates

Ralph F Bates served his country in World War II with the 483rd Bombardment Group 817th Squadron.

Information on Ralph Bates is gathered and extracted from military records. We have many documents and copies of documents, including military award documents. It is from these documents that we have found this information on 2LT Bates. These serviceman's records are not complete and should not be construed as a complete record. We are always looking for more documented material on this and other servicemen. If you can help add to Ralph Bates's military record please contact us.

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

GO: 968
Endicott NY

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

GO: 3444
Endicott NY

Silver Star

GO: 3571
Endicott NY

The information on this page about Ralph Bates has been obtained through a possible variety of sources incluging the serviceman themselves, family, copies of military records that are in possession of the Army Air Corps Library and Museum along with data obtained from other researchers and sources including AF Archives at Air Force Historical Research Agency and the U.S. National Archives.

This information is by no means complete, we are adding information based upon documentation in our possession.

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