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Victor G Aubry Jr


He left May 6 1944 from McCook, Nebraska in his new B-24 "The Old Sack" on his way to Debach with his crew.


Units served with

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 860th Bomb Squadron
  • 863rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-40321 Old Sack

    B-24 Liberator
    Original 493rd BG Aircraft. Named after Pilot Victor Aubry's wife

Associated Place

  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...


Event Location Date
Born New Jersey, USA 6 May 1918
Left the USA McCook, NE 69001, USA 6 May 1944

He left May 6 1944 from McCook, Nebraska


Date Contributor Update
03 August 2017 18:17:41 Darren Jelley Changes to role, unit associations and place associations

493rd BG Museum Archives

Date Contributor Update
12 October 2014 15:59:34 Lucy May Changes to nickname, biography, awards and events

As told to me by his daughter Anne Marek.

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /