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Ellis Harley Beymer


Member of Barraclough crew. Assigned to 851BS, 490BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Robert Barraclough

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Barraclough crew Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x battle stars), American campaign.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 851st Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...


Event Location Date
Born Orange, CA, USA 23 April 1921

Son of Lester R and Esther J Beymer.

Enlisted Los Angeles, CA, USA 18 August 1942
Based Eye 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 851BS, 490BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Bernalillo County, NM, USA 11 March 2015
Buried 5810 Midway Rd, Dixon, CA 95620, USA April 2015

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
Solano County, CA


Date Contributor Update
18 March 2018 14:54:28 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards and events

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2018 14:25:45 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, unit associations and place associations

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:50 AAM AAM ingest

490th Bomb Group Unit Personnel / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia