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John C Augustine


Crashed at Ohrdruff on 9 Feb 45 in B-17 'Devils Mate II' #42-97624, Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 709th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97624 "DEVIL'S MATE II"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/1/44; Gr Island 23/1/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 22/2/44; transferred 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 23/2/44; Missing in Action Lutzkendorf 9/2/45 with Tom DeDiemar, John James, John Augustine, John Murray, Lyman Parker, Bob Hampton, Lester...


Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 9 February 1945


Date Contributor Update
31 May 2020 19:48:07 jmoore43 Changes to service number

Added a POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2020 19:45:46 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:44 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12241 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Unit History Roster, Enlisted Men, as of 01 August 1945 MACR 12241