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Thomas Edson Beaird Jr


Assigned to HQ Sqn, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. 30+ missions. Credited 1 x kill, 1 x damaged and 1 x probable. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

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


Units served with

Associated Place

  • 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
Born Shreveport, LA 21 March 1915

Son of Marie Beaird.

Lived in Shreveport, LA, USA 1941
Enlisted Camp Hulen, TX 77465, USA 6 February 1941

Camp Hulen, Texas

Based Wormingford October 1943 – May 1944

Assigned to HQ Sqn, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

E/A Damaged Bremen, Germany 13 November 1943

Fw190 damaged. Bremen. 13-Nov-43.

E/A Probable Bremen, Germany 29 November 1943

Bf109 probable. Bremen. 29-Nov-43.

E/A Destroyed 28000 Chartres, France 5 February 1944

Bf109 destroyed. Chartres. 5-Feb-44.

Crashed Bourne PE10, UK 18 March 1944

Landing Accident Bourne England Cat 3 damage Capt Thomas E Beaird Jr, 18-Mar-44.

L-4B 43-728 - 315SerS 97SerG 8AF

Promotion Wormingford, Colchester CO6, UK 4 April 1944

Promoted to Major.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK May 1944

Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).


Date Contributor Update
17 June 2021 09:05:49 Al_Skiff Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2018 20:50:38 Changes to service number and role

Found documents from family relative.

Date Contributor Update
15 November 2017 00:00:57 Changes to middlename and media associations

Im a relative.

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2016 19:09:55 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2016 18:50:27 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:52 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / roster