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SSGT John M Bergin

SSGT John M Bergin

New York, USA
Death 27 Jan 1944 (aged 31)
Baselice, Provincia di Benevento, Campania, Italy
Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot J, 14722
Memorial ID 82566377 · View Source
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John served as a Staff Sergeant & Ball Turret Gunner on B-17F #42-3166, 419th Bomber Squadron, 301st Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Nassau County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on November 13, 1942 in New York City, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a routemen and also as Single, with dependents.

B-17F #42-3166 took off, with a crew of 9, from Cerignola, Italy on a bombing mission over Montpellier & Frejorgues, France. They ended up exploding & crashing on the way to their target, as witnessed by local residence, near Baselice, Italy for an unknown reason during the war. The entire crew was lost in this crash.

John was "Killed In Action" in this crash during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in Italy and was later repatriated here on March 15, 1949.

Service # 32629416

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Airmen who perished on B-17F #42-3166:

Bergin, John M ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, NY
Francisco, Alfredo E ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, NY
Friedlander, Raymond ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NY
Graves, Billy J ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, TX
Hess, John W ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, MN
Hill, Norman C ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, PA
Kolb, Joseph F ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, NY
Powell, James W ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, AR
Vanderberg, Harley A ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, MI

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

Special thanks to Marvin & Samme Templin for submitting this record for bio updates!







  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: Marvin & Samme Templin
  • Added: 29 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82566377
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT John M Bergin (6 Mar 1912–27 Jan 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82566377, citing Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .