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Austin Eugene Casebier

Military

Assigned to 817BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Budapest 30-Jul-44; flak, crashed Sziget Szent; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7105.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • William Nivens

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 817BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Budapest 30-Jul-44; flak, crashed Sziget Szent; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 7105. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), PH.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    Group
    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 817th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6201

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 29/5/44; Hunter 23/6/44; Dow Fd 10/7/44; Assigned 817BS/483BG Sterparone 17/7/44; Missing in Action Budapest 30/7/44 with Bill Nivens, Reed, Kryloff, Maher, Lipschitz (5 Killed in Action); Flanagan, Doan, Casebier, Larkin, Vecchiola (5...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Admire, KS 1 August 1920
Enlisted 1942
Based Sterparone 1944 – 30 July 1944

Assigned to 817BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Sziget Szent, Romania 30 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Budapest 30-Jul-44; flak, crashed Sziget Szent; POW MACR 7105.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 30 July 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died Robins Field, GA 13 February 1947

Passenger aboard C-45 transport enroute to Wright Field, Ohio on 13 February 1947. Killed in crash in vicinity of Robins Field, Georgia.

Buried Reading Cemetery, KS 18 February 1947

Reading Cemetery
Reading,
Lyon County, KS

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 December 2018 20:04:01 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28710537
https://www.fold3.com/image/38669670
https://www.robins.af.mil/Portals/59/documents/revup/AFD-150220-014.pdf
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42951996/austin-eugene-casebier

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