Louis Lavaughn Bagwell

M, b. 17 July 1924, d. 29 May 2016
     Louis Lavaughn Bagwell was born on 17 July 1924 in Superior, Arizona. He was the son of James Oscar Bagwell and Mary Lou Monroe. He was a tail gunner in a B-17 Flying Fortress in 423rd Bomb Squadron / 306th Bomb Group - known as "The Reich Wreckers". He flew on Edward Lindsay crew. Reported to the ETO on 12 Sept 1944. I beleive he receive an Air Medal 4 Oak Leaf Cluster.


Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat, Oct 1942-Apr 1945, they flew 342 missions of 9,614 sorties from that station dropping 22,575 tons of bombs. The Group lost 171 aircraft MIA. Operations primarily against strategic targets, striking locomotive works at Lille, railroad yards at Rouen, submarine pens at Bordeaux, shipbuilding yards at Vegesack, ball-bearing works at Schweinfurt, oil plants at Merseburg, marshalling yards at Stuttgart, a foundry at Hannover, a chemical plant at Ludwigshafen, aircraft factories at Leipzig, and other objectives on the Continent. Took part in the first penetration into Germany by heavy bombers of Eighth AF on 27 Jan 1943 by attacking U-boat yards at Wilhelmshaven. Without fighter escort and in the face of powerful opposition, the 306th completed an assault against aircraft factories in central Germany on 11 Jan 1944, being awarded a DUC for the mission. Received another DUC for action during Big Week, the intensive campaign against the German aircraft industry, 2-25 Feb 1944: although hazardous weather forced supporting elements to abandon the mission, the group effectively bombarded an aircraft assembly plant at Bernberg on 22 Feb. Often supported ground forces and attacked interdictory targets in addition to its strategic operations. Helped to prepare for the invasion of Normandy by striking airfields and marshalling yards in France, Belgium, and Germany; backed the assault on 6 Jun 1944 by raiding railroad bridges and coastal guns. Assisted ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul. Covered the airborne invasion of Holland in Sep. Helped stop the advance of German armies in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, by attacking airfields and marshalling yards. Bombed enemy positions in support of the airborne assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Remained in the theater after V-E Day as part of United States Air Forces in Europe, and engaged in special photographic mapping duty in western Europe and North Africa. Inactivated in Germany on 25 Dec 1946.

Squadrons:
367th: 1942-1946; 1947-1952.
368th: 1942-1946; 1947-1952.
368th: 1942-1946; 1947-1952.
423d: 1942-1946.

Stations:
Gowen Field, Idaho, 1 Mar 1942
Wendover Field, Utah, c. 6 Apr-1 Aug 1942
Thurleigh, England, Sep 1942
Giebelstadt, Germany, Dec 1945
Istres, France, Feb 1946
Furstenfeldbruck, Germany, 16 Aug 1946
Lechfeld, Germany, 13 Sep-25 Dec 1946.
Andrews Field, Md, 1 Jul 1947
MacDill AFB, Fla, Aug 1948-16 Jun 1952.

Commanders:
Col Charles B Overacker Jr, c. 16 Mar 1942
Col Frank A Armstrong Jr, 3 Jan 1943
Col Claude E Putnam, 17 Feb 1943
Col George L Robinson, c. 20 Jun 1943
Col James S Sutton, Sep 1944
Col Hudson H Upham, c. 16 Apr 1945

Campaigns:
Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.

Decorations:
Distinguished Unit Citations: Germany, 11 Jan 1944; Germany, 22 Feb 1944.

Insigne:
Shield: Per fess enhanced dancette azure and or, in base the Indian idiogram for the jaws of a rattlesnake gules. Motto: Abundance Of Strength. (Approved 6 Jan 1943.)

CLAIMS TO FAME
Oldest operational Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force.
Stationed in England and at a single base longer than any other Group.
First 8th Air Force Bomb Group to complete 300 missions.
First 9th Air Force to bomb Germany 27-Jan-1943 Wilhelmshaven.
First airman in VIII Bomber Command to complete a tour; TSgt M. Roscovich 5-Apr-43.
367th Bomb Squadron suffered heaviest losses in VIII BD between Oct 42 and Aug 43.
Princess Elizabeth named B-17F 41-102547 "Rose of York" at Thurleigh
Medal of Honor to Sgt Maynard H. Smith 1-May-1943. Louis Lavaughn Bagwell married Ima Jean Conway on 24 March 1945 at Maricopa County, Arizona. Louis Lavaughn Bagwell died on 29 May 2016 at age 91. He was buried at Twentynine Palms Cemetery, Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino County, California.

Ima Jean Conway

F, b. 29 December 1922, d. 28 April 2015
     Ima Jean Conway was born on 29 December 1922. As of 24 March 1945,her married name was Bagwell. She married Louis Lavaughn Bagwell, son of James Oscar Bagwell and Mary Lou Monroe, on 24 March 1945 at Maricopa County, Arizona. Ima Jean Conway died on 28 April 2015 at age 92. She was buried at Twentynine Palms Cemetery, Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino County, California.

Lois Lawanda Bagwell

F, b. 17 July 1924, d. 6 January 2021
Lois Lawanda(Bagwell) and George Richard Campbell - Obituary
Ventura County Star - January 10, 2021 - B10
     Lois Lawanda Bagwell was born on 17 July 1924. She was the daughter of James Oscar Bagwell and Mary Lou Monroe. She enlisted in the United States Cadet Nurses Copr on 22 August 1943 and served during World War II. She went to San Diego County General Hospital, San Diego, California for nursing school. As of 27 June 1944,her married name was Campbell. Lois Lawanda Bagwell married George Richard Campbell on 27 June 1944 at Cochise County, Arizona. Lois Lawanda Bagwell died on 6 January 2021 in Fillmore, Ventura County, California, at age 96. She was buried at Bardsdale Cemetery, Fillmore, Ventura County, California.

George Richard Campbell

M, b. 10 October 1924, d. 6 January 2021
Lois Lawanda(Bagwell) and George Richard Campbell - Obituary
Ventura County Star - January 10, 2021 - B10
     George Richard Campbell was born on 10 October 1924 in Cleveland, Pawnee County, California. He married Lois Lawanda Bagwell, daughter of James Oscar Bagwell and Mary Lou Monroe, on 27 June 1944 at Cochise County, Arizona. George Richard Campbell died on 6 January 2021 in Fillmore, Ventura County, California, at age 96. He was buried at Bardsdale Cemetery, Fillmore, Ventura County, California.

James Orville Bagwell

M, b. 17 November 1929, d. 16 April 2011
     James Orville Bagwell was born on 17 November 1929 in Superior, Arizona. He was the son of James Oscar Bagwell and Mary Lou Monroe. James Orville Bagwell married Rayola Turnbow on 17 November 1967 at Los Angeles, California. James Orville Bagwell died on 16 April 2011 at age 81.

Children of James Orville Bagwell and Rayola Turnbow

Rayola Turnbow

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     Rayola Turnbow married James Orville Bagwell, son of James Oscar Bagwell and Mary Lou Monroe, on 17 November 1967 at Los Angeles, California.

Children of Rayola Turnbow and James Orville Bagwell

James Orville Bagwell

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     James Orville Bagwell is the son of James Orville Bagwell and Rayola Turnbow. James Orville Bagwell married Guadalupe (?) after 1986.

John Owen Bagwell

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     John Owen Bagwell is the son of James Orville Bagwell and Rayola Turnbow.

Scotti Kathleen Bagwell

F, b. 18 October 1969, d. 23 September 2020
     Scotti Kathleen Bagwell was born on 18 October 1969 in LaMirida, California. She was the daughter of James Orville Bagwell and Rayola Turnbow. Scotti Kathleen Bagwell died on 23 September 2020 in St. Anthony Hospital, Lakewood, Colorado, at age 50


Scotti Bagwell was born in LaMirida, CA on October 18, 1969 to proud parents James and Rayola Bagwell. She bounded into our lives too early and took us by surprise. She left us on September 23, 2020 as she entered – too early.
Scotti was a good friend to everyone she met. She loved competing in Special Olympics, traveling, and going on outings. She was a strong advocate for animals in the Cortez area and volunteered at the animal shelter. She was so proud to be working part-time at a local pet store. She also volunteered with For Pets Sake Humane Society taking care of feral cats.
Scotti is survived by her mother, Rayola Bagwell; and two brothers, James (Guadalupe) Bagwell of Chula Vista, CA, and John Bagwell of Cortez, CO. She is also survived by one very loyal dog, Isabella, that she adopted from the City Market parking lot, and three cats, Sweetpea, Athena, and Perseus. Scotti was preceded in death by her father, James Bagwell; her sister, Mayo Bagwell McDonald; and her grandparents, Oscar and Mary Bagwell, and Bunn and Blanche Turnbow.
Scotti will be remembered for her mischievous smile, generous spirit, and warm heart for all of those in need.
A service will be held for Scotti at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Montezuma Park on Montezuma Ave.


Mayo Bagwell

F, b. after 1968, d. before 2020
     Mayo Bagwell was born after 1968. She was the daughter of James Orville Bagwell and Rayola Turnbow. As of after 1985,her married name was McDonald. Mayo Bagwell married (?) McDonald after 1985. Mayo Bagwell died before 2020.

(?) McDonald

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     (?) McDonald married Mayo Bagwell, daughter of James Orville Bagwell and Rayola Turnbow, after 1985.

Ethel Bagwell

F, b. 11 December 1914, d. 17 March 2003
     Ethel Bagwell was born on 11 December 1914. She was the daughter of John D. Bagwell and Mamie Woods. As of after 1930,her married name was Crocker. Ethel Bagwell married James Earl Crocker after 1930. Ethel Bagwell died on 17 March 2003 at age 88. She was buried at New Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Bolivar County, Mississippi.

James Earl Crocker

M, b. 19 July 1913, d. 16 March 1997
     James Earl Crocker was born on 19 July 1913. He married Ethel Bagwell, daughter of John D. Bagwell and Mamie Woods, after 1930. James Earl Crocker died on 16 March 1997 at age 83. He was buried at New Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Bolivar County, Mississippi.

Frances Florence Bagwell

F, b. 20 December 1926, d. 8 February 1961
     Frances Florence Bagwell was born on 20 December 1926 in Mississippi. She was the daughter of John D. Bagwell and Mamie Woods. As of after 1945,her married name was Sims. Frances Florence Bagwell married Thomas A. Sims after 1945. Frances Florence Bagwell died on 8 February 1961 in Mississippi at age 34. She was buried at Lambert Cemetery, Lambert, Quitman County, Mississippi.

Thomas A. Sims

M, b. 16 September 1923, d. 15 November 1967
     Thomas A. Sims was born on 16 September 1923. He married Frances Florence Bagwell, daughter of John D. Bagwell and Mamie Woods, after 1945. Thomas A. Sims died on 15 November 1967 in Quitman County, Mississippi, at age 44. He was buried at Lambert Cemetery, Lambert, Quitman County, Mississippi.

Elton L. Bagwell

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     Elton L. Bagwell married Rosa L. Smith before 1965.

Child of Elton L. Bagwell and Rosa L. Smith

Rosa L. Smith

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     Rosa L. Smith married Elton L. Bagwell before 1965.

Child of Rosa L. Smith and Elton L. Bagwell

Elton Collins Bagwell

M, b. 18 September 1965, d. 24 September 1965
Elton Collins Bagwell
Certificate of Death - Commonwealth of Virginia
     Elton Collins Bagwell was born on 18 September 1965 in Virginia.1 He was the son of Elton L. Bagwell and Rosa L. Smith. Elton Collins Bagwell died on 24 September 1965 in N.A.M. Hosptial, Nassawadox, Northhampton County, Virginia.1 He was buried at Mount Calvary Church Cemetery, Exmore, Northhampton County, Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S7060] Elton Collins Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgihttps://…

(?) Fleener

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     (?) Fleener married Carolyn Bagwell, daughter of William Stanley Bagwell and Ruth Vivian Davidson, after 1953.

Vanitta Nadine Rand

F, b. 15 June 1917, d. 11 April 1980
     Vanitta Nadine Rand was also known as Nadine Rand. She was born on 15 June 1917 in Kansas. As of before 1934,her married name was Bagwell. She married John Howard Bagwell, son of William Smith Bagwell and Izora Sylvia Lattin, before 1934. As of after 1978,her married name was Lewis. Vanitta Nadine Rand married Carroll Edward Lewis after 1978. Vanitta Nadine Rand died on 11 April 1980 in Liberty County, Texas, at age 62 of heart failure.

Children of Vanitta Nadine Rand and John Howard Bagwell

Carroll Edward Lewis

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     Carroll Edward Lewis married Vanitta Nadine Rand after 1978.

William Ernest Bagwell

M, b. 15 August 1934, d. 26 January 2022
     William Ernest Bagwell was born on 15 August 1934 in Harris County, Texas. He was the son of John Howard Bagwell and Vanitta Nadine Rand. William Ernest Bagwell married Treva Gail Smith on 28 February 1955 at Fort Bend, Texas. William Ernest Bagwell married Ruth Ann McPherson on 1 May 1961 at Fort Bend, Texas. William Ernest Bagwell died on 26 January 2022 in Highlands, Harris County, Texas, at age 87
William Ernest Bagwell, 87, of Highlands, Texas, passed away on January 26, 2022 in Houston. Williams was born August 15, 1934 in Houston, Texas to parents John Bagwell and Nadine Rand Bagwell.

William lived most is life in the Highlands area and was a former resident of Cleveland and Houston. William proudly served in the United States Air Force and the National Guard. He owned several different businesses all named B&R. He loved reading and driving his 18-wheeler.

Preceded in death by parents, wife, Ruth Bagwell, son, Billy Joe Bagwell and sister Sonny Bagwell. Those left to cherish is memory are his son, Harold Michael Bagwell, daughter, Debbie Bagwell, brother, Johnny Bagwell and wife Elaine. Also, eleven grandchildren and eighteen great-children, numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. William’s fur babies-dog-Paint and Cat-L.T.

He was buried at Hardin Chapel Cemetery, Hardin, Liberty County, Texas.

Children of William Ernest Bagwell and Treva Gail Smith

Child of William Ernest Bagwell and Ruth Ann McPherson

Ruth Ann McPherson

F, b. 5 April 1938, d. 7 January 2020
     Ruth Ann McPherson was born on 5 April 1938. As of 1 May 1961,her married name was Bagwell. She married William Ernest Bagwell, son of John Howard Bagwell and Vanitta Nadine Rand, on 1 May 1961 at Fort Bend, Texas. Ruth Ann McPherson died on 7 January 2020 at age 81. She was buried at Hardin Chapel Cemetery, Hardin, Liberty County, Texas.

Child of Ruth Ann McPherson and William Ernest Bagwell

Sunny Zoann Bagwell

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     Sunny Zoann Bagwell is the daughter of John Howard Bagwell and Vanitta Nadine Rand. Sunny Zoann Bagwell married Wallace Wilson McMillian on 10 June 1957 at Lubbock County, Texas. Sunny Zoann Bagwell married William J. Barnes on 27 June 1975 at Collin County, Texas.

Wallace Wilson McMillian

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     Wallace Wilson McMillian married Sunny Zoann Bagwell, daughter of John Howard Bagwell and Vanitta Nadine Rand, on 10 June 1957 at Lubbock County, Texas.

William J. Barnes

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     William J. Barnes married Sunny Zoann Bagwell, daughter of John Howard Bagwell and Vanitta Nadine Rand, on 27 June 1975 at Collin County, Texas.

Bridgett Bagwell

F, b. 11 January 1972, d. 8 November 2002
     Bridgett Bagwell was born on 11 January 1972.1 She was the daughter of Donna Kay Bagwell.1 Bridgett Bagwell died on 8 November 2002 at age 30. She was buried at Cleveland Memorial Cemetery, Cleveland, Liberty County, Texas.

Citations

  1. [S6302] Email from Mary Charlotte Bagwell Williams dated September 2020 to Hunter Bagwell; Subject Line: Email - Mary Charlotte Bagwell Williams' Family.

Maurine Pleasant

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     Maurine Pleasant married Woodrow Lattin Bagwell Jr., son of Woodrow Lattin Bagwell Sr. and Maureen Pleasant, before 1952.

Child of Maurine Pleasant and Woodrow Lattin Bagwell Jr.

Thomas William Bagwell

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     Thomas William Bagwell is the son of Woodrow Lattin Bagwell Jr. and Maurine Pleasant. Thomas William Bagwell married Margaret Louise Riley on 6 April 1975 at Harris County, Texas. Thomas William Bagwell and Margaret Louise Riley were divorced on 18 June 2001 at Tyler County, Texas.

Children of Thomas William Bagwell and Margaret Louise Riley

Margaret Louise Riley

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     Margaret Louise Riley married Thomas William Bagwell, son of Woodrow Lattin Bagwell Jr. and Maurine Pleasant, on 6 April 1975 at Harris County, Texas. Margaret Louise Riley and Thomas William Bagwell were divorced on 18 June 2001 at Tyler County, Texas.

Children of Margaret Louise Riley and Thomas William Bagwell