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Daniel Harry Begley

Military

Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD

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

Service

People

  • Thomas Yurcina

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew on B-24 42-40248 'Pueblo'. Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), BS, AFCM, WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF serving in Korea and Vietnam conflicts rising to Lt Colonel.

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. ...

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 854th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-40248

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cincinnati, OH 14 January 1923

Son of Daniel Joseph and Stella Begley.

Enlisted Fort Thomas, Newport, KY 14 November 1942

Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky

Based Metfield 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Hillsborough County, FL 15 June 2016
Buried Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery Brandon, Hillsborough County, FL 18 June 2016

Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery
Brandon,
Hillsborough County, Florida

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2021 13:24:32 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/681905073
https://www.fold3.com/record/84299497/daniel-h-begley-wwii-army-enlistme...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/165335531/daniel-harry-begley

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2021 13:23:37 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/681905073
https://www.fold3.com/record/84299497/daniel-h-begley-wwii-army-enlistme...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/165335531/daniel-harry-begley

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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