Staff Sergeant Vernon H. Kaufman, Army Air Corp, 8th Air Force, 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy). B-17 ball turret gunner. Flew in the first allied bombing of Berlin. Killed in action May 8, 1944 over France.
Submitted by Dan Wiley, his nephew, past Department of Kansas Commander, 2018-19, and member of Leavenworth Post 23.