|Death: ||Aug. 14, 1943|
Vernon served as a Tech. Sergeant on B-24E Liberator #41-29032, 453rd Bomber Group, 735th Bomber Squadron, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in San Diego County, California prior to the war. He enlisted in the Army on October 1, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort Rosecrans, California. He was noted as being employed as an Actor and also as Single, without dependents.
He had family residing at 1017 Park Avenue, Rochester, Monroe County, New York during the war.
Vernon died in the "Line Of Duty" during a training flight out of the Pocatello Army Airfield when his bomber struck a mountainside thirteen miles south of Dubois, Wyoming. All eleven on aboard perished.
Service # 19060902
The ten other's killed during the flight included:
2nd Lt. Alan Fredrick Kirschner, 2nd Lt. David H. MacGowan (pilot), 2nd Lt. Royce O Davis, 2nd Lt. Lyle P Schroeer, Sgt. Joseph Baiocchi, S/Sgt. Jesse P Bradshaw, S/Sgt. Granville W Hampton, S/Sgt. William G. Parkay, S/Sgt. Herbert W. Roberts, and S/Sgt. Chester W. Stock.
735 Bomb SQ AC
August 14, 1943
Note: Entered the service from California
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego County
Plot: E, 192
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Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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