Jesse D AutonMilitary
Deployed to ETO with 65th Fighter Wing, 8AF USAAF. 12 combat missions. Killed in a plane crash at Offutt AFB, Omaha, 30-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.
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|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.)|
|Offutt AFB, NE, USA||30 March 1952||Killed in a plane crash at Offutt AFB, Omaha, 30-Mar-52, while returning on a flight from California.|
|4 July 1952||Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia Section: 7, Grave: 8188-2|
Andrew Auton - great-nephew of Jesse Auton
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