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Robert A Auguste

Military

Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Rotha, Germany. Suffered engine trouble and left formation for Russia, as oil pressure hit zero, A/C P-51D 44-63184 abandoned. Pilot 1st Lt Robert A Auguste Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13306.

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. ...

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 1st Scouting Force
  • 385th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-63184

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Rotha, Germany. Suffered engine trouble and left formation for Russia, as oil pressure hit zero, A/C abandoned. Pilot 1st Lt Robert A Auguste Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13306.

Associated Place

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Los Angeles, CA, USA 25 April 1923
Enlisted Los Angeles, CA, USA 4 November 1942
Assigned Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK 28 October 1944 – 17 March 1945

Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Detached Service Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK 11 November 1944 – 26 November 1944

Detached Service (DS) to 1st Scouting Force.

Promotion Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK January 1945

Promoted 1st Lieutenant,

Died Freiburg, Germany 17 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Rotha, Germany. Suffered engine trouble and left formation for Russia, as oil pressure hit zero, A/C abandoned. 1st Lt Auguste Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13306.

Buried Los Angeles, CA, USA 1946

Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 July 2016 16:08:29 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Auguste
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=13306
https://www.fold3.com/page/85057405_robert_a%20auguste/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Auguste&GSfn=Rober...

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2015 14:54:52 Lucyd Changes to highest rank, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Combined two entries into a single entry. Record includes information from the following sources:
Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list
http://www.fold3.com/image/29427438/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26581589

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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