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Augustus Aho

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Augustus Aho Veteran

Birth
Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
20 Dec 1943 (aged 33)
At Sea
Burial
Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands Add to Map
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Parents: Augustus and Martha (Liihonen) Aho
Entered the service from Schenectady, New York

Augustus served as a Nose Gunner (B-24) in the 506th Bomber Squadron, 44th Bomber Group (Heavy).
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The effective force was 19 ships. The bomb run was visual and the results were good. Again, the enemy threw up plenty of flak and eight of the group's aircraft received battle damage. Estimates of 50 to 75 enemy aircraft made attacks on our formation by taking advantage of the condensation trails that our planes were leaving behind. One aircraft 42-7630 flown by Lt. Maynor, did not return.

Sergeant Aho was observed successfully exiting the aircraft by the navigator Lt. Gray, however he did not survive the landing into the sea. Similarly Sgt. Stoffel was observed exiting the B-24, but did not survive to be rescued.
Parents: Augustus and Martha (Liihonen) Aho
Entered the service from Schenectady, New York

Augustus served as a Nose Gunner (B-24) in the 506th Bomber Squadron, 44th Bomber Group (Heavy).
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The effective force was 19 ships. The bomb run was visual and the results were good. Again, the enemy threw up plenty of flak and eight of the group's aircraft received battle damage. Estimates of 50 to 75 enemy aircraft made attacks on our formation by taking advantage of the condensation trails that our planes were leaving behind. One aircraft 42-7630 flown by Lt. Maynor, did not return.

Sergeant Aho was observed successfully exiting the aircraft by the navigator Lt. Gray, however he did not survive the landing into the sea. Similarly Sgt. Stoffel was observed exiting the B-24, but did not survive to be rescued.


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