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Lieut Henry Grant Ausburn, Jr
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Birth: Jan. 17, 1918
Death: Aug. 5, 1951

Lt. Ausburn Dies a Hero In Korea

Relatives of Lt. Henry Ausburn are awaiting details how the Syracuse airman died a hero in the Korean fighting 13 days ago. His wife, Marion, has been notified he was shot down while returning from his 43d mission over enemy lines in Korea. Mrs. Ausburn lives with her late husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Grant Auburn, Sr., at 553 Park av. She has a daughter Patricia. Lt. Ausburn is also survived by his grandfather, Alfred Plumpton of Cicero; a brother, Arthur of Weedsport; three sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Hammond of Weedsport, Mrs. Risle Snow, Franklin, Mass., and Mrs. Charles Tighe of Syracuse; several aunts and uncles, two nephews and four nieces. Lt. Ausburn won the Air Medal May 26 for heroism and had been recommended for the Distinguished Flying Cross. During 10 months and 22 missions in the European Theater in World War II, he won the Air Medal with four clusters. (Syracuse Herald-Journal, Syracuse, NY, Saturday, August 18, 1951, Col. 5)

Lt. Ausburn Rites to be Wednesday

Funeral services will be held Wednesday for First Lt. Henry G. Ausburn, 33, of Camillus, a member of the 452 Bomb Wing, 728th Air Force Squadron, who was killed returning for his 43d mission over enemy lines in Korea on Aug. 5, 1951. The Rev. Earl A. Abel, pastor, will officiate at services in the Camillus Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 1540 of Camillus. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in the spring. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the B. L. Bush & Sons funeral home, Camillus. A former resident of Syracuse, Lt. Ausburn was graduated from Central High School and had been employed as a machinist in the Dunning & Boschert Press Company. He moved to Camillus in 1946. During World War II Lt. Ausburn served as a B-26 pilot in the Rhineland, Central Europe, and Ardennes. He was trained at Keesler Field, Miss., Oklahoma A. & M., College, Maxwell Field, Ala., completing 22 missions over Europe. He was presented the EAME Theater Ribbon with three Battle Stars, the ATU Ribbon, Victory Ribbon WWII, Air Medal, three Oak Leaf Cluster, Medal of Japanese Occupation and Medal of Korean Occupation. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marion Ross Ausburn, Camillus; a son, Ronald G. Ausburn; a daughter, Patricia Ellen; his father, Henry G. Ausburn, Sr. ; a brother, Arthur Ausburn of Weedsport; three sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Hammond of Clyde, Mrs. Lisle Snow of Franklin, Mass., and Mrs. Charles Tigue of Syracuse; a grandfather, and several aunts and uncles. The body will arrive in Camillus Tuesday morning. (Syracuse Herald-American, Syracuse, NY, Sunday, Jan. 13, 1952, p. 43, Col. 3) 
Maplewood Cemetery
Onondaga County
New York, USA
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Record added: Oct 17, 2011
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Lieut Henry Grant Ausburn, Jr
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- LeeAnne Peterson
 Added: Dec. 20, 2014
My mom, Ruth, your baby sister, spoke fondly of you. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.
- T.J.Tighe
 Added: May. 24, 2013

- Roberta Ausburn Irving
 Added: May. 24, 2013
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