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Lee Ray Bergner

Military

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 10-Jan-45 aboard B-17 42-97263 'Lady Margaret', A/C crashed on take off. RTD

Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • John Whitesides

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions. 10-Jan-45 aboard B-17 42-97263 'Lady Margaret', A/C crashed on take off. RTD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 42-97263 "LADY MARGARET"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/44; Dalhart 2/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-D] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; crashed on take off with John Whiteside 10/1/45, Salvaged.

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pulcifer, WI 30 March 1922

Son of Carl Louis and Ella [Buck] Bergner.

Enlisted Milwaukee, WI 25 June 1942

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Based Grafton Underwood 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

A/C Crash RTD Grafton Underwood, UK 10 January 1945

10-Jan-45 aboard B-17 42-97263 'Lady Margaret', A/C crashed on take off. RTD

Died 25 October 1946
Buried Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Brown County, WWI 28 October 1964

Fort Howard Memorial Park
Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2020 11:13:36 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events, person associations and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/47251561-lee-bergner
https://www.fold3.com/record/84417839-lee-r-bergner
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/84200574/lee-r_-bergner

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2017 13:46:33 Lucy May Changes to service number and place associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=7990

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

AAIR 45--0-10-519 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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