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Lt. Walter Faulkner and Lt. Bernard E Vaughan - 493rd BG - 861st Sqd - April 1945 Atlantic City, NJ after return from UK



  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...


  • Walter Faulkner

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Bernard Vaughan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    8th USAAF pilot with the 487th BG (July '44) and 493rd BG (July '44 - Mar '45). Credited with 33 combat missions (13/B24 & 20/B-17) from July-Dec 1944 including five missions to Merseburg. In addition to the bombing missions, during the month of Sept ...


Date Contributor Update
25 February 2020 11:25:31 Michael Vaughan Changes to caption and unit associations

Corrected date/location of photo

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2018 12:24:46 Michael Vaughan Created entry with caption

Submitted by Michael Vaughan (Son)