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Bernard E Vaughan

Military

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 '44 he along with his copilot (Lt. Walter Faulkner) Engineer (TSgt. Sidney W Minor), Radio Operator (TSgt. Donald Pelletier) and Crew Chief (MSgt. Irvin L Clark) flew (18) B-24 gas shuttle missions to France in support of General Patton's advancing 3rd Army.

Service

Units served with

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group were 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...

  • 861st Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • 468

    12 July 1944

  • 473

    14 July 1944

  • 478

    17 July 1944
    Took off at suppertime and missed the target by at least 40 miles. Flak was extremely close. Minor damage.

  • 481

    18 July 1944
    Flew an easy one over Denmark to Germany. Only had one hours sleep between yesterday and today.

  • 501

    28 July 1944

  • 503

    29 July 1944

  • 508

    1 August 1944

  • 513

    3 August 1944

  • 541

    11 August 1944

  • 552

    14 August 1944

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Associated Place

  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Syracuse, New York 13 November 1921
Died 4 May 1987
Buried Buffalo, New York

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2019 17:17:55 Michael Vaughan Changes to media associations
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2019 17:16:57 Michael Vaughan Changes to media associations
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2019 11:27:13 Michael Vaughan Changes to media associations
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2019 11:26:40 Michael Vaughan Changes to media associations
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2019 11:22:45 Michael Vaughan Changes to media associations
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2019 18:57:10 Michael Vaughan Changes to media associations
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2019 11:53:50 Michael Vaughan Changes to media associations
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
14 August 2019 16:31:23 Michael Vaughan Changes to biography
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
14 August 2019 16:22:19 Michael Vaughan Changes to biography
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
14 August 2019 16:20:32 Michael Vaughan Changes to biography
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
14 August 2019 16:15:02 Michael Vaughan Changes to biography and awards
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
31 July 2019 19:06:17 Michael Vaughan Changes to biography
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
26 June 2019 12:49:48 Michael Vaughan Changes to biography
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2019 11:53:06 Michael Vaughan Changes to biography
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2019 11:45:16 Michael Vaughan Changes to biography
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2019 12:03:12 Michael Vaughan Changes to nickname
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2018 17:13:35 Michael Vaughan Changes to mission associations
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2018 16:16:19 Michael Vaughan Changes to mission associations
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2018 13:57:16 Michael Vaughan Changes to biography
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2018 12:55:24 Michael Vaughan Changes to biography
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2018 12:53:51 Michael Vaughan Changes to media associations
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2018 12:39:16 Michael Vaughan Changes to biography
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2018 12:37:17 Michael Vaughan Changes to biography
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2018 12:33:29 Michael Vaughan Changes to media associations
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2018 12:28:58 Michael Vaughan Changes to media associations
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Michael Vaughan

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2018 14:37:41 Michael Vaughan Changes to biography
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Michael Vaughan (son)

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2018 14:34:46 Michael Vaughan Changes to biography
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Michael Vaughan (son)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:29 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / son, daughter

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