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Nick P Bebaeff


Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill.
Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: AM (4 OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Remained in USAF, making Captain by 1952.



  • Walter Harris

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 55th Fighter Group

  • James Kay

    Military | Sergeant | Airplane and Engine Mechanic | 55th Fighter Group
    EAME Medal w/6 bronze stars; Good Conduct Medal; Dist. Unit Badge w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster;

  • Peyton Shrum

    Military | Sergeant | 55th Fighter Group

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. ...

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 343rd Fighter Squadron
  • Base Air Depot 1

    Base Air Depot 1



  • 44-15246 'Miss Manya'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Nick P Bebaeff.

Associated Place

  • Burtonwood

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1939-40, the RAF's No. 37 Maintenance Unit used the base from 1940 to 1942, before it became a joint Anglo-American maintenance and servicing airfield - a Base Air Depot. After the war it continued to be used as a maintenance and...

  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...


Event Location Date
Lived in Los Angeles, CA, USA 1941
Based Wormingford June 1944 – January 1945

Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Wormingford, Colchester CO6, UK August 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

E/A Destroyed Naumburg, Germany 2 November 1944

Bf109 destroyed Naumberg. 2-Nov-44.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK January 1945

Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Crashed Burtonwood, UK 14 January 1945

Crashed Take Off due to Engine Failure Burtonwood/Sta 590 Cat 4 damage Lt Nick P Bebaeff, 14-Jan-45.

P-38L 44-24633 - BAD1 8AF

Crashed Glendale Municipal Airport, 6801 N Glen Harbor Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85307, USA 3 May 1945

Landing Accident Ground Loop Luke Field, AZ Cat 3 damage Lt Nick P Bebaeff, 3-May-45.

AT-6D 42-85724 - 3028BU


Date Contributor Update
18 April 2017 13:06:16 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list;
- roster

Date Contributor Update
15 October 2016 18:45:32 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:34 AAM AAM ingest

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list