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Ted Bernstein

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 487th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Sfax

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, New York 12 June 1920
Lived in Sacramento, California 8 July 1941

505 J Street (YMCA)

Worked for the State of California

Enlisted Presidio of Monterey, California 6 December 1941
Died Mediterranean Sea off Tunisia 30 May 1943

One plane failed to come back from the 487th Bomb Squadron, but is believed to have landed safely in
Pantelleria. The target was troop concentrations on this island. The crew members of the missing
plane were Sgt. Bernstein [Ted Bernstein], 1st Lts. Sherbourne [Ray Sherbourne], Cunningham [Edward
J. Cunningham] & McCabe [Charles P. McCabe] & S/Sgt. Berry. Later information this afternoon
confirmed that all members were safe in Hospital in Tunis except T/Sgt. Bernstein who was killed.
One motor conked out this side of the target, and they salvoed their bombs in the Mediterranean and
landed in the sea. All managed to get out of the ship before she sank except Bernstein who was
unconscious due to some Flak received before the target.

Buried North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial

No Known Grave

Tablets of the Missing
North Africa American Cemetery
North Africa American Cemetery
BP 346 Sidi Bou Said
2026
Tunis
Tunisia

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 January 2022 02:35:17 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations
Sources

Corrected Air Force designation

Date Contributor Update
07 January 2022 02:32:34 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/43995_03_00...
https://www.abmc.gov/decedent-search/bernstein%3Dted
http://57thbombwing.com/340th_History/340th_Diary/5_May1943.pdf

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