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Richard Paul Austin
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Birth: May 10, 1920
Death: Aug. 22, 1942, At Sea

Known as "Paul". Served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Went down with the U.S.S. Ingraham off the coast of Nova Scotia after colliding with the tanker Chemung in a heavy fog.

Paul Austin Lost Life While Serving Country

"Crystal Lake -- Memorial service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 for Paul Austin, machinist 2/c, of the Navy, who lost his life while performing his duty for his country on board a ship which was sunk in the Atlantic.

Paul, youngest son of Chris Austin of Crystal Lake, was reported missing in August, 1942. The final telegram came in September, 1943, reporting him deceased.

The service will be conducted by the Rev. G. Hjelmaas, local pastor, with the James Rasmussen, post 409 of the American Legion, in charge of the military rites.

Survivors are his father, a brother, Everett Austin of Crystal Lake, who leaves April 11 for Army training, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Alma Kirschbaum, Mrs. Laurane Jensen of Mason City and Mrs. Helena Zuehl of Stilson. His mother preceded him in death."

("Mason City Globe-Gazette," April 6, 1944)
Family links: 
  Christian Austin (1872 - 1960)
  Andrina Johnson Austin (1881 - 1930)
  Elmer Austin (1902 - 1902)*
  Alma Harriett Austin Kirschbaum (1903 - 1986)*
  Everett Austin (1907 - 1968)*
  Laura Austin (1911 - 1918)*
  Helena Marie Austin Zuehl (1914 - 2010)*
  Laurane Mae Austin Jensen Logan (1918 - 2013)*
  Richard Paul Austin (1920 - 1942)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Body lost at sea. Memorial marker was placed in family plot in Crystal Township Cemetery.
Crystal Lake Township Cemetery
Crystal Lake
Hancock County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: Peter M Jensen
Originally Created by: Merrill Austin
Record added: Jun 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53562041
Richard Paul Austin
Added by: Merrill Austin
Richard Paul Austin
Added by: Merrill Austin
Richard Paul Austin
Added by: Merrill Austin
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Served in the US Navy during WWII. Lost at sea.
- Merrill Austin
 Added: Oct. 18, 2010

- Linda Hagedorn Finley
 Added: Jan. 22, 2013

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