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Vincent Edgar Bahl


Assigned to 333BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Re-enlisted in USAF, serving in Korean conflict.



  • Verner Wertsch

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Alan Wertsch served as a pilot with the 333rd Bomb Squadron of the 94th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Bury St Edmunds, England. His crew is commemorated on a plaque, titled "33 Raids to Hell and Back" at the Rougham Control Tower Museum. ...

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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. ...

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 333rd Bomb Squadron

    333rd Bomb Squadron

    Part of 94th Bomb Group.


  • 42-97668 Leading Lady

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/1/44; 1SAG Langley 1/2/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 385BG [ -U] Gt Ashfield; transferred 333BS/94BG [TS-N] Rougham 7/4/44; transferred 306BG Thurleigh 8/4/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas...

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...


Event Location Date
Born Dubuque, Ia 3 July 1917

Son of George Washington and Mary C [Heinz] Bahl.

Enlisted San Antonio, Aviation Cadet Center, TX 2 February 1943

San Antonio,
Aviation Cadet Center, TX

Based Bury St Edmunds 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 333BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 26 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Enlisted 12 July 1949


Discharged USAF 31 March 1953

Honourable discharge.

Died Cascade, IA 11 May 1982
Buried Saint Martins Cemetery, Cascade, IA 15 May 1982

Saint Martins Cemetery
Dubuque County, IA


Date Contributor Update
25 March 2019 20:55:27 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2015 15:39:44 usxpat Changes to unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

Rougham Control Tower memorial plaques
Public Facebook group: 94th Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:30 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Son