Robert James Vaughn

Sergeant Robert James Vaughn died on 3rd October 1942 when a B-17 bomber crashed on Slieveanorra Mountain, Co. Antrim killing 8 of the crew members onboard.


Robert James Vaughn


Sergeant Robert James Vaughn (19065305) served in 401st Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group (The Ragged Irregulars), 8th United States Army Air Force during the Second World War. Known as Bob, his last place of residence was Oakland, California, U.S.A.

Vaughn died on 3rd October 1942 while a passenger on B-17 B-17 #41-24451. The plane crashed in bad weather on Mount Slieveanorra, Co. Antrim en route from Gander Bay, Newfoundland to the United Kingdom killing 8 of the 10 crew and passengers. Some reports suggest the plane was bound for Prestwick, Scotland while others state the destination as R.A.F. Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England.

Burial first took place on 7th October 1942 at Glenalina Extension, ES, 234 of Belfast City Cemetery. A reburial later took place at Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery, Belfast.

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