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Bernhardt F Carns

Military

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Robert Detweiler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball / Waist / Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Became a Reverend.

  • James Di Gianni

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Doogan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Dusenberry

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Hester

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Delbert Ligon

    Military | Colonel | B-17 Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post War: Served in Korean conflict.

  • Fred Vescio

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Weigel

    Military | Corporal | Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Martin Wiegler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31891 The Shape

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-P] Deenethorpe 15/2/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 1/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-37628 Heavenly Body

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/5/44; Hunter 18/5/44; Dow Fd 30/5/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-O] Deenethorpe 10/6/44; 612BS [SC-A]; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Linn County, IA 1917

Linn County, Iowa

Enlisted Chicago, IL 16 June 1942

Chicago Illinois

Based Deenethorpe June 1944 – November 1944

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2021 14:10:05 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and awards
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/84404508/bernhardt-f-carns-wwii-army-enlist...

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2021 17:48:17 Hotelie1970 Changes to service number, highest rank and awards
Sources

GENERAL ORDER #513, HEADQUARTERS 1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION, by Brigadier General Turner, 10 November 1944.

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2019 17:49:34 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32165232
https://www.fold3.com/record/84404508-bernhardt-f-carns
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Crews/Details.aspx?CrewId=10141

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=14

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