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Lieut Merrill Bernard, Jr

Lieut Merrill Bernard, Jr

Birth
Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, USA
Death 15 Oct 1943 (aged 25)
Blythe, Riverside County, California, USA
Burial Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot SECTION 2, SITE 62-A
Memorial ID 3219518 · View Source
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Son of Merrill and Claudia T. Bernard.

Merrill served as a 2nd Lieutenant and Pilot of B-24E (#42-64397), 18th Bomber Squadron, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Montgomery County, Maryland prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 25, 1941, prior to the war, in Baltimore, Maryland. He was noted as being employed as a sheet metal worker and also as Single, without dependents.

He died in the "Line Of Duty" in the crash of his bomber into the McCoy Mountains, nine miles west of Blythe, California. Nine other service members also perished.

Service # O-685190

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3219518
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Merrill Bernard, Jr (16 Feb 1918–15 Oct 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3219518, citing Baton Rouge National Cemetery, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .