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Vernon O Staub

Military

Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. 8 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Bastogne. Shot down by Me109's pilot. 2Lt Vernon O Staub hit in face by 20mm cannon shell and killed instantly, went down with aircraft. Crew baled out. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44. MACR 11465.

Awards: PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 387th Bomb Group

    387th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 387th Bomb Group flew just under thirty missions with the Eighth Air Force before being transferred to the Ninth Air Force in October 1943. The Group remained at Chipping Ongar, Essex after being reassigned and continued to hit targets in France....

  • 559th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-31657 'Mississippi Mudcat'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. 149 x combat mission. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Bastogne. Shot down by Me109's, pilot 2Lt Vernon O Staub hit in face by 20mm cannon shell and killed instantly, went down with A/C. Crew baled out. 6 x...

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

Associated Place

  • Chipping Ongar

    Military site : airfield
    The air base was constructed by the 831st Engineer Battalion (Aviation) in late August 1942. The 387th Bomb Group were the only American group to be based there, flying B-26 Marauders in strategic missions over France, first for the Eighth and then for...

  • Clastres

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Shiloh, IL, USA 28 October 1921

Son of Alfred J Staub.
Husband of Marjorie A Staub.

Lived in Pittsburg, TX 75686, USA 1941
Enlisted St Clair County, MI, USA 11 August 1942
Based Chipping Ongar 1944 – 18 July 1944

Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Vicinity Daleiden, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Bastogne. Shot down by Me109's pilot 2Lt Vernon O Staub hit in face by 20mm cannon shell and killed instantly, went down with A/C. Crew baled out. KIA. MACR 11465.

Buried Germany 24 December 1944

Interred
Stolemborg cemetery
Germany

Buried Shiloh, IL, USA 1948

Shiloh Valley Cemetery
Shiloh
St Clair County
Illinois, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2017 13:21:50 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101817860

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