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Jesse Auton

Military

Deployed to ETO with 65th Fighter Wing, 8AF USAAF. 12 combat missions. Killed in a plane crash at Offutt AFB, Omaha, 20-Mar-52, while returning on a flight from California.

Awards: AM, DFC, Bronze Star, Legion de Honour, Legion of Merit (OLC), PH, Croix de Guerre (French), Croix de Guerre (Belgian), EAME, American Campaign Medal, American Defense Medal.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 65th Fighter Wing

    65th Fighter Wing

    Wing
    Browse 65th Fighter Wing photographs and other documents in the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library digital archive here: www.2ndair.org.uk/digitalarchive/Dashboard/Index/51

  • Headquarters (65th Fighter Wing)

Associated Place

  • Saffron Walden

    Military site : non-airfield
    Headquarters 65th Fighter Wing. Exact location unknown.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Covington, Kentucky 1 December 1904

Son of Robert Wesley and Julia E [Bagby] Auton.
He was raised in Piner, KY. (just a few minutes south of Covington, KY.)

Enlisted Kentucky, USA 1928
Died Offutt AFB, NE, USA 20 March 1952

Killed in a plane crash at Offutt AFB, Omaha, 20-Mar-52, while returning on a flight from California.

Buried 4 July 1952

Interment Date: 04/07/1952
Section: 7, Grave: 8188-2

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 June 2017 21:28:28 wirlaa Changes to events
Sources

Andrew Auton - great-nephew of Jesse Auton
http://ancexplorer.army.mil/publicwmv/

Date Contributor Update
01 August 2016 12:00:00 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WWII-Brig-General-Jesse-Auton-Grouping-8th-AAF-6...
https://www.fold3.com/page/530055335_jesse_d%20auton/details/
https://army.togetherweserved.com/army/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=Sha...

Date Contributor Update
01 August 2016 11:54:15 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WWII-Brig-General-Jesse-Auton-Grouping-8th-AAF-6...
https://www.fold3.com/page/530055335_jesse_d%20auton/details/
https://army.togetherweserved.com/army/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=Sha...

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2015 21:58:42 apollo11 Changes to highest rank
Sources

Personal research & 'The Debden Warbirds' by Frank Speer.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / Who's Who in the Eighth Air Force and/or Biographical Directory Command & Staff Officers Eighth Air Force 1942-45

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