1Lt August F Bauer, Jr

1Lt August F Bauer, Jr

Birth
Death 9 Jan 1945 (aged 23)
Romblon Province, MIMAROPA, Philippines
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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August's remains were recovered in 1992 and he is now interred in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
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August served as a First Lieutenant on B-25J #43-28134, 498th Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in New Jersey prior to the war.

August was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-25, which took off on a mission from the U.S. airbase in Tacloban, Leyte, disappeared and was presumed to have been shot down and crashed at sea during the war.

In 1992 the wreckage of this B-25 was found on Sibuyan Island in the Philippines.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-706504

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Airmen who perished on this flight:

Bauer, August F, Jr ~ 1st Lt, NJ
Chalifoux, Wallace W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, IL
Davis, Neil B ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, IA
O'Donnell, John C ~ T/Sgt, IL
Orloff, John S ~ S/Sgt, NY
Panciocco, Paul J ~ S/Sgt, MA

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56786810
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt August F Bauer, Jr (8 Jun 1921–9 Jan 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56786810, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .