Yale W. Kaufman

NAME
Yale Weston Kaufman
NICKNAME
MCSN
O-9980
HOME OF RECORD
329 Cambridge Avenue, Elyria, OH
(raised Everett, MA)
NEXT OF KIN
Wife, Mrs Marian Ellis Kaufman
DATE OF BIRTH
~1919
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
May, 1941
DATE OF LOSS
September 14, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal
CASUALTY TYPE
Killed in Action
UNIT
VMSB-232
DUTY
Pilot
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Second Lieutenant Kaufman was a pilot with VMSB-232, the Red Devils, stationed at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal. On afternoon of 14 September 1942, he took off in SBD-3 BuNo 4667 for a routine sector search. The aircraft suffered a failure of an unknown type, and was seen to crash into the sea at about 1700 hours.

Kaufman and his gunner, Private Barry J. Arnold, were killed in the incident. Neither man’s body could be recovered.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Second Lieutenant
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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Yale Kaufman through the years at Miami University. He graduated from the Oxford, Ohio school in 1941.