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Standing Left to Right: Robert B Fraser, Edwin T. Folts, Bernard E. Vaughan, Alan E. Finch, David A. Couglin
B-24H-15-DT #41-28837 "Trade Winds" . These five 8th AAF airmen are from the Western NY- Ontario, Canada area. Posing for the Buffalo Courier Express newspaper.



  • David Coughlin

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner

  • Alan Finch

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    35 missions from June 1944 to Decmber 1944 DFC

  • Edwin Folts

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator - Mechanic Gunner, AAF
    Member of Fraser crew

  • Robert Fraser

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Member of Fraser crew

  • 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 ...


  • 41-28837 'Trade Winds'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned 837th Bomb Squadron, 487th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. Transferred to the MTO on February 24th 1945 and assigned to the 513th Bomb Squadron, 376th Bomb Group, 15th AF.


Date Contributor Update
15 August 2019 18:54:33 Michael Vaughan Created entry with caption

Michael Vaughan - I reposted and corrected the caption, realizing the the man in the center is my father!