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Vernon E Bauerline


Shot down 16-Aug-44 in B-17G 42-31634 'Texas Chubby" while serving as Engineer/Top Turret Gunner. Aircraft attacked by German fighters. Crashed near Eichenberg, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA)



  • William Porter

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Prisoner of War (POW). Shot down by fighters and crashed at Eichenberg on 8/16/44 in B-17 'Texas Chubby-The J'ville Jolter' POW

Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Home of the Memphis Belle


  • 42-31634 Texas Chubby, The J'Ville Jolter

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17G 42-31634 'Texas Chubby - The J'Ville Jolter' was delivered Cheyenne 1-Dec-43; Portland 3-Dec-43; Boise 5-Dec-43; Kearney 16-Dec-43; Ft Wayne 25-Dec-43; Grenier 27-Dec-43; Presque Is 3-Jan-44; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-O] Bassingbourn 23-Jan-4....


  • 8th Air Force 556

    16 August 1944
    Aircraft factories and oil refineries are the primary targets for this mission. A total of 1090 heavy bombers are despatched. See Mission Details for particulars. ...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...


Event Location Date
Born Littlestown, PA 17340, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Eichenberg, Germany 16 August 1944

Killed when aircraft was attacked by German fighters, blew up in mid-air, and crashed near Eichenberg, Germany.

Buried 1945

Buried in the Ardennes American Cemetery, Plot D, Row 35, Grave 12.

Enlisted La Salle, Illinois, USA


Date Contributor Update
16 September 2015 15:25:30 general ira snapsorter Changes to events and unit associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
MACR 8184

Date Contributor Update
13 December 2014 21:41:45 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, place associations and mission associations

Lee Cunningham 13-Dec-2014. Added decoration and Burial event per American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) record; added KIA event per MACR 8184; made connections to Place, Aircraft and Mission within existing website data; crafted biography per "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:24 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 8184 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database