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Vernon C Ames


10 missions on B-24 from July 12, 1944 to August 24, 1944. 25 missions n B-17 from September 25, 1944 to January 7, 1945.

Also appears on 487th Bomb Group Roster.

AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster


Units served with

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 7th Bomb Squadron
  • 837th Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date
Born Olean, New York 1 January 1921


Date Contributor Update
16 February 2020 13:26:59 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and unit associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:23 AAM AAM ingest

1996 34th BG Roster, Self / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia