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Augustus Aho

Military

Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #427630. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

People

  • John Gunnell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    John was eager and determined to become part of the war effort. His first attempt to join the Army Air Corps was thwarted as he lacked the ability to cross his eyes disqualifying him from flight school. His determination was such that he taught himself...

Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Schenectady, New York, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 20 December 1943
Died 20 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1712 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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