|Death: ||Jun. 6, 1944, France|
Son of Charles A. Friedman who resided in New York City, New York.
Bernard served as a Second Lieutenant & Navigator on C-47A #42-93095, 91st Troop Carrier Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier, Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in New York County, New York prior to the war.
Bernard was "Killed In Action" when his C-47A was believed to have been shot down by German anti-aircraft fire during the Normandy invasion and crashed at Beuzeville-au-Plain, Manche, France during the war.
He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on March 27, 1951.
Service # O-698426
The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldier's were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.
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There were five crew members and 17 paratroopers on this flight and they all perished in the crash. The passengers were members of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division made famous by the series:
"Band Of Brothers".
Crew who perished on C-47A #42-93095:
Capelluto, Harold A ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NY
Fanelli, John J ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, IL
Friedman, Bernard ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Thompson, Norman E ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, IL
Tillotson, Albert R, Jr ~ Sgt, Engineer, DC
Passengers who perished on C-47A #42-93095:
Meehan, Thomas, III ~ 1st Lt, PA
( Company Commander, Easy Company )
Collins, Herman F ~ Tech/5, MA
Elliott, George L ~ Pvt, VA
Evans, William S ~ 1/Sgt, TX
McGonigal, William T, Jr ~ Pfc, CT
Miller, John N ~ Pfc, VA
Moya, Sergio G ~ PFC, CA
Murray, Elmer L, Jr ~ Sgt, CA
Oats, Ernest L ~ Pvt, IL
Owen, Richard E ~ Sgt, VA
Riggs, Carl N ~ Sgt, CA
Roberts, Murray B ~ S/Sgt, FL
Snider, Gerald R ~ Pfc, OH
Telstad, Elmer L ~ PFC, WI
Warren, Thomas W ~ Pfc, GA
Wentzel, Jerry A ~ Tec/5, MT
Wimer, Ralph H ~ Tech/5, WV
Bio, Crew, & Passenger Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
Special thanks to:
ShaneO for submitting this record for bio updates!
2LT, 439 AAF TRP CARR GP WORLD WAR II
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
St. Louis County
Plot: SECTION 84 SITE 25-31
Created by: ShaneO
Record added: May 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36725053