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Valmore J Beaudrault Jr



Units served with

  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

  • 386th Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Gosfield

    Military site : airfield
    First used as an airfield during the First World War, when known as Royal Flying Corps/RAF Sible Hedingham, it was built as Gosfield for the Eighth Air Force and then Ninth Air Force in 1942-43. Home to first the 365th Fighter Group, then the 397th...

  • Juvincourt

    Military site : airfield

  • Fritzlar

    Military site : airfield

  • Bretigny

    Military site : airfield

  • Azeville

    Military site : airfield

  • Metz

    Military site : airfield

  • Florennes / Juzaine

    Military site : airfield

  • Aachen

    Military site : airfield

  • Beaulieu

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Gardner, MA 18 May 1923
Aerial Victory in the vicinity of Verneuil-sur-Avre, France 25 June 1944

1 - Bf 109

Aerial Victory near Dusseldorf, Germany 2 October 1944

1 - ME 262

Recognized as the first German jet shot down by a 9th AF pilot

Died Concord, New Hampshire 8 March 2000

Mr. Beaudrault was the son of the late Valmore J. Sr. and Jesse G. (Woodward) Beaudrault.

He had lived in Weare for the past 15 years and previously lived in in Milford and Amherst for most of his life.

Mr. Beaudrault was the husband of Priscilla E. (Pero) Beaudrault of Weare, to whom he had been married for 53 years.

He worked as an Eastern Airlines captain for 30 years before retirement.

Mr. Beaudrault was president and vice president of the New England Aerobatic Club. He also served on the board of directors for the International Aerobatic Club.

He was an Air Force veteran of World World II, having served as a captain in the 9th Air Force. He received the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross. In October 1944, he became the first to destroy the first German ME 262 jet fighter. He was a founding member of the New Hampshire Air National Guard.

Mr. Beaudrault was a member of the First Congregational Church, UCC, in Milford.

Buried Milford, New Hampshire 12 March 2000

Riverside Cemetery
Milford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA Add to Map
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Date Contributor Update
25 December 2020 02:45:40 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nickname, nationality, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations