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Herbert D Autenreith


KIS. Crashed near Barmouth on flight to USA killing crew and passengers


Units served with

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 509th Bomb Squadron
  • 862nd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-32087 Old Glory/Ain't Misbehavin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/1/44; Gr Island 17/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z-M] Deopham Green 13/3/44; Missing in Action Gdynia 6/8/44 with Louis Graber, Co-pilot: Morris Freed, Navigator: Fran Maloney, Bombardier: Nick Milcic, Flight...

  • 44-8639

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 10/11/44; Dow Fd 30/11/44; Assigned 422BS/305BG Chelveston 10/2/45; taxi accident with Gene Stewart 18/3/45; transferred 509BS/351BG [RQ- ] Polebrook 23/5/45; on flight back to USA 6/6/45, with Joe Robinson, Capt Joe Glover, Howie...


Event Location Date
Born Creston, Iowa
Died 5 July 1945
Buried Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial


Date Contributor Update
31 August 2018 13:30:16 general ira snapsorter Changes to events and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2016 13:55:15 Lucy May Changes to service number and unit associations

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:50 AAM AAM ingest

Combat Chronology Supplement, p. 203 and The 351st Bomb Group in WW II by Harris and Harbour c. 1985 REF D790G35111293. / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia