Byron, August, SSgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 0870-Chemical Noncommissioned Officer
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1942-1945, 351st Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1941 - 1945
Staff Sergeant

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Bellingham
Last Address
Monroe Street
Bellingham, WA

Date of Passing
Nov 02, 2012
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961 (2nd Award)


 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal




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Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Other Comments:

Augst Byron was borm and raised in Blaine Washington in 1918.  He joined the Army Air Corp in April 1941. After basic training he was assigned to the 8th Air Force's First Air Division, 94th Combat Wing. He was was then sent to join the newly formed 351st Bombardment Group (Heavy) at Geiger Field, Spokane, Washington. He was further trained and assigned to the 854th Chemical Company and promoted to staff sergeant.

He was deployed with this unit to Polebrook RAF Station in England, arriving in May 18th, 1943. He served there until November 1945 and was on the HMS Queen Mary for his trip home.

Following his honorable discharge he settled in Bellingham Washington and raised his family of 2 daughters and 2 sons with his new wife Marjie (whom was part of the RAF Auxiallary near Polebrook AFB in England). August lived out his final years in his family home of 62 years. He passed peacefully in his sleep at the age of 94 at his home.

   
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  1941-1945, M 0870, 351st Bombardment Group, Heavy/854th Chemical Company

Staff Sergeant
From Month/Year
April / 1941
To Month/Year
November / 1945
Unit
854th Chemical Company Unit Page
Rank
Staff Sergeant
MOS
M 0870-Chemical Noncommissioned Officer
Location
Not Specified
Country/State
Not Specified
   
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 351st Bombardment Group, Heavy/854th Chemical Company Details

351st Bombardment Group, Heavy/854th Chemical Company
Type
Combat - Bomber Units
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Parent Unit
351st Bombardment Group, Heavy
Strength
Group
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: May 29, 2014
   
   
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20 Members Also There at Same Time
351st Bombardment Group, Heavy

Milton, Theodore Ross, Gen, (1934-1974) M10 M 1091 Lieutenant Colonel
Love, Benton Fooshee, Capt, (1942-1945) M10 M 1034 Captain
Dargue, Donald Salmon, Lt Col, (1939-1966) M10 M 1091 First Lieutenant
Bergman, Harold E., 2nd Lt, (1941-1943) M27 M 0273 Second Lieutenant
McNeill, John F., 2nd Lt, (1943-1945) M10 M 1035 Second Lieutenant
Nardi, Elmer J., 1st Lt, (1942-1943) M27 M 0273 Second Lieutenant
Smith, Frank A., 1st Lt, (1942-1944) M10 M 1054 Second Lieutenant
Allman, James Samuel, TSgt, (1942-1945) M70 M 0707 Technical Sergeant
Baldwin, Wayne I., TSgt, (1942-1943) M61 M 0611 Technical Sergeant
Welk, James F., TSgt, (1942-1943) M75 M 0755 Technical Sergeant
Bader, Nahannie, SSgt, (1942-1943) M61 M 0611 Staff Sergeant
Burton, Harlan D., SSgt, (1942-1943) M61 M 0611 Staff Sergeant
Folks, John P., SSgt, (1943-1945) M74 M 0748 Staff Sergeant
Fontana, Malvin, SSgt, (1941-1945) M60 M 0605 Staff Sergeant
Mathies, Archibald, SSgt, (1940-1944) M73 M 0737 Staff Sergeant
Swica, Frank, TSgt, (1941-1943) M73 M 0737 Staff Sergeant
Welk, James F., TSgt, (1942-1943) M75 M 0756 Staff Sergeant
Honsowetz, Jack W., Sgt, (1942-1944) M61 M 0611 Sergeant
Truemper, Walter Edward, 2nd Lt, (1942-1944) Second Lieutenant
Gable, William Clark, Maj, (1942-1947) Major
Mills, Euian C., SSgt, (1942-1945) Staff Sergeant

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