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Overall Missions Map for the 493rd BG - USAAF Station 152 -Debach, UK noting missions flown by the Lt Bernard E Vaughan Crew

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Units

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    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...

People

  • 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 ...

Missions

  • 501

    28 July 1944

  • 503

    29 July 1944

  • 508

    1 August 1944

  • 519

    5 August 1944

  • 541

    11 August 1944

  • 552

    14 August 1944

  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

  • 561

    18 August 1944

  • 568

    24 August 1944

  • 8th Air Force 670

    9 October 1944
    Black Week

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2019 10:01:47 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations and mission associations
Sources

Associated missions.

Date Contributor Update
24 October 2019 11:57:02 Michael Vaughan Created entry with caption and person associations
Sources

Michael Vaughan. Map courtesy of Darren Jelley 493rd BG Historian

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