The Warrior Next Door Podcast

Next Series Preview - Ira Bewley TBF Avenger Turret Gunner WWII

December 30, 2021 Ryan Fairfield, Tony Lupo Season 1 Episode 28
The Warrior Next Door Podcast
Next Series Preview - Ira Bewley TBF Avenger Turret Gunner WWII
Show Notes

Aviation Machinist 2nd Class Ira Bewley was a TBF Avenger Turret Gunner in VT-31, a squadron stationed aboard the USS Cabot during the Pacific Theater of WWII. His highly decorated squadron and crew participated in some of the heaviest naval aviation fighting of Pacific Theater during the war participating in attacks on Saipan, Tinian, Truk Lagoon, New Guinea, Iwo Jima, Chi Chi Jima as well as the First Battle of the Philippine Sea where they were credited for heavily damaging a Japanese aircraft carrier.