Austin, Herman Clyde, 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1035-Bombardier
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 485th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hickory, NC
Last Address
Venosa Airfield, Italy

Casualty Date
Nov 05, 1944
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Italy
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Memphis National Cemetery - Memphis, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section C, Site 672

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 Unit Assignments
831st Bombardment Squadron, Heavy485th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1944, 831st Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1944-1944, 485th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
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B-24 Liberator  
  1943-1944, B-24 Liberator
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Last Known Activity
Bombing mission to Vienna, Austria on 5 Nov 44 with the 831st Bomb Squadron. His B24-J was struck by a B24-G causing the crash. Only 2 of the 10 man crew survived. Only the upper and lower turret gunners parachuted to safety. The tail gunner parachuted out but was killed when the plane exploded on impact.
   
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2nd Lt Herman Clyde Austin was buried in Italy. At his family's request he was returned to the US and buried in the Memphis National Cemetery. He shares a common grave with SSgt James H Giffin of Wichita Falls, TX who was the nose gunner. The remains of neither man could be identified so they are buried together.
   
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