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David Louis Born


Assigned to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War (EOW).

Awards: AM (8 OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 434th Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Wattisham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1938 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Wattisham was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in September 1942. The 68th Observation Group was the first American unit to occupy the station from October to...


Event Location Date
Born Syracuse, Onondaga County, NY 11 December 1922

Son of Henry Andrew and Theresa [Harlfinger] Born.

Enlisted Syracuse, NY, USA 24 November 1942

Syracuse, New York

Based Wattisham 28 October 1944 – May 1945

Assigned to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion JHC Flying Station Wattisham, 11 Roman Rd, Ipswich IP7 7RA, UK 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

End of War Europe May 1945
Crashed Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, 6001 E Molloy Rd, Syracuse, NY 13211, USA 7 April 1954

Landing Accident Hancock Field, Syracuse, NY Cat 2 damage 1Lt David L Born, 7-Apr-54.

T-6D 42-85546 - 138FIS 107FIG ANG

Died Utica, NY 29 November 2018
Buried Mount Olivet Cemetery Whitesboro, Oneida County, NY December 2018

Mount Olivet Cemetery
Oneida County, New York


Date Contributor Update
13 April 2021 09:11:22 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography and events

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2017 12:56:50 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- Unit roster in THE 479th FIGHTER GROUP Ref D790.G479

Date Contributor Update
23 December 2016 13:39:10 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:05 AAM AAM ingest

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list