Jim Bates taking combat movie film from foxhole

Jim Bates making repairs to equipment

Jim met Monica Catherine Howard during his
training in England and after the war they were
married in 1946. They had three sons.

Jim jumps 50 years later from
his D-day jump of 1944

Jim Bates and Charles Corbin in 1998
at 3 AD Assn. Reuniion in Asheville, NC

Buddy Lovette, a good friend of Jim Bates

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