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Jack J Bernhard


Jack Bernhard lived at 160 Central Park Square, New York City, before he enlisted. He became a pilot with the 78th Fighter Group at Duxford.


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. ...

  • VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command was established as VIII Interceptor Command at Selfridge Field on 2 February 1942.

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...


Event Location Date
Born New York, NY, USA 28 November 1914
Lived in New York, NY, USA 1941
Based Duxford 23 February 1943 – 21 June 1944

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Duxford, Cambridge CB22, UK 21 June 1944 – May 1945

Transferred VIII fighter command.

Died Beverly Hills, CA, USA 30 March 1997


Date Contributor Update
07 November 2016 17:06:15 Al_Skiff Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2016 13:31:19 Al_Skiff Changes to role, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2015 10:29:28 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations and media associations

Combined two entries for Jack Bernhard. This entry now includes information from the following source:
Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:51 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / EAGLES OF DUXFORD, The 78th Fighter Group in WW2 by Fry, p132