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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

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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