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Seymour D Ausfresser

Military

Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. B-24H 41-28711 Stalled out into a spin due to ice build up over English channel on mission to Brux, Czechoslovakia, baled out before control was regained, 21-Apr-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4343.

Awards: AM (2 OLC), PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

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

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bomb Group was a B-24 Liberator Group that flew out of Seething, Norfolk. The Group flew their first mission on the 22nd December 1943 and over the next eighteen months the air crews flew 262 missions over occupied Europe. These bombing...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28711 'Little Sheppard'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Stalled out into a spin due to ice build up over English channel on mission to Brux, Czechoslovakia, navigator baled out before control was regained, 21-Apr-44. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Allach, Germany....

Associated Place

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, NY, USA 1918
Lived in New York State 1941
Enlisted New York, NY, USA 17 March 1942
Died English Channel 21 April 1944

A/C Stalled out into a spin due to ice build up over English channel on mission to Brux, Czechoslovakia, baled out before control was regained, 21-Apr-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4343.

Buried 1945

Tablets of the missing.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2016 17:04:02 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/83492980_seymour_d%20ausfresser/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Ausfresser&GSfn=Se...
https://www.fold3.com/page/529899845_seymour_d%20ausfresser/details/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / SO#150 6th Heavy Bomb.Proc HQ, Herington, Kansas 5 Nov 43, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces vol 3 pg 645

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