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Bernard Hoopes Jeffers


He joined the Army Air Corp because he believed that dying for his country would permit him into Heaven. His mother died when he was two, and his sisters pointed to the sky and told him that’s where she went. After leaving the military, he learned that salvation through Jesus is the only way to Heaven, joyfully accepted this truth, and lived the rest of his life in holy obedience to the Lord, seeing Him face to face in April 2015 at the age of 90.


Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 331st Bomb Squadron

    331st Bomb Squadron

    Part of 94th Bomb Group.


  • 42-102605 Kismet

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Hunter 14/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-X] Rougham 1/5/44; Missing in Action battle support area, Fr 13/8/44 with Joe Griffith, Ball turret gunner: Pvt Bill Lappanan, Waist gunner: Jack Kassick (3 evaded...

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Date Contributor Update
23 May 2019 13:46:13 Mmmsophisticatedmama Changes to middlename, firstname, highest rank and biography

He loved to tell us stories about faith.

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2018 11:15:13 TAKrisby Changes to middlename, firstname, nickname and nationality

Bernerd "Jeff" Jeffers was my grandpa. I am working with my family for more info about his time as a radio operator on the Kismet.

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2015 12:40:16 usxpat Created entry with surname, firstname, role, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

Rougham Control Tower memorial plaques