|Pilot 2nd Warren Earl Vaughn, O-029620 USMCR (MIA / KIA) Childress, TX
Crashed February 23, 1945
Built by Vought. Assigned to the United States Marine Corps (USMC) aboard USS Bennington CV-20 to squadron VMF-123. No known nickname or nose art.
Took off from USS Bennington CV-20 on a mission against Chi Chi Jima.
Shot down over the target.
Fates of the Crew
Afterwards, Vaughn was captured by the Japanese and became a prisoner of war (POW). On March 15, 1945 Vaughn was beheaded by the Japanese. Afterwards, his body was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea.
Officially declared dead on March 15, 1945. Vaughn is memorialized at the courts of the missing at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl).
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January 5, 2018