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Herman R Auth

Military

Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Suspended from Flying Duty.

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


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

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 375th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Washington DC 7 November 1922
Lived in Washington, DC, USA 1941
Enlisted Anacostia Dr, Washington, DC, USA 30 October 1942

Bolling Field
Anacostia
District Of Columbia

Assigned Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK October 1944 – 20 April 1945

Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promoted Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK November 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Suspended Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK 20 April 1945

Suspended from Flying Duty.

Died Garyville, LA, USA 19 August 2003

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 August 2016 11:23:41 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/83792688_herman_r%20auth/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/79812930_herman_r%20auth/details/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:00 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / self

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