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SSGT Algy Stanley Augunas

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SSGT Algy Stanley Augunas

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death
18 Jul 1945 (aged 23)
Osaka, Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
Burial
East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot
J 0 16625
Memorial ID
82564146 View Source

Staff Sergeant, 881st Bomber Squadron, 500th
Bomb Group (Very Heavy), 20th Air Force,
World War II.

Radio Operator aboard B-29-50-BW Superfortress
#42-24849 "Mission to Albuquerque."

His aircraft was fondly nicknamed "St. Bernard"
for escorting battle torn bombers back to Saipan
on numerous occasions from Japan.

On a mission over Kobe March 17, 1945, the B-29
was rammed by a Ki-61 Tony fighter and crashed
at the summit of Mount Futatabisan, Chuo-ku,
Kobe.

Nine crew members were Killed In Action. Two
crew members Lt Nelson and Staff Sgt. Augunas parachuted from the plane and were captured and held as prisoners. On July 18, 1945, both airmen were executed by the Japanese near Osaka.

The crew KIA were:

Maj. Robert J FitzGerald, A/C Pilot
2nd Lt. Robert E Copeland, Co-Pilot
1st Lt. James C Bond, Flight Engineer
1st Lt. Erwin A Brousek, Bombardier
2nd Lt. Robert W Nelson, Navigator
SSgt. Algy S. Augunas, Radio Operator
Sgt. John T Barry, Right Gunner
SSgt. Robert D Cookson, Radar Operator
Sgt. John L Cutler, Left Gunner
Sgt. David W Holley, CFC Gunner
Sgt. Ruben A Wray, Tail Gunner

Son of Alexander M. Augunas, 86 Belford Avenue,
Bay Shore, New York.
Re-interred here March 23, 1949.

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Staff Sergeant, 881st Bomber Squadron, 500th
Bomb Group (Very Heavy), 20th Air Force,
World War II.

Radio Operator aboard B-29-50-BW Superfortress
#42-24849 "Mission to Albuquerque."

His aircraft was fondly nicknamed "St. Bernard"
for escorting battle torn bombers back to Saipan
on numerous occasions from Japan.

On a mission over Kobe March 17, 1945, the B-29
was rammed by a Ki-61 Tony fighter and crashed
at the summit of Mount Futatabisan, Chuo-ku,
Kobe.

Nine crew members were Killed In Action. Two
crew members Lt Nelson and Staff Sgt. Augunas parachuted from the plane and were captured and held as prisoners. On July 18, 1945, both airmen were executed by the Japanese near Osaka.

The crew KIA were:

Maj. Robert J FitzGerald, A/C Pilot
2nd Lt. Robert E Copeland, Co-Pilot
1st Lt. James C Bond, Flight Engineer
1st Lt. Erwin A Brousek, Bombardier
2nd Lt. Robert W Nelson, Navigator
SSgt. Algy S. Augunas, Radio Operator
Sgt. John T Barry, Right Gunner
SSgt. Robert D Cookson, Radar Operator
Sgt. John L Cutler, Left Gunner
Sgt. David W Holley, CFC Gunner
Sgt. Ruben A Wray, Tail Gunner

Son of Alexander M. Augunas, 86 Belford Avenue,
Bay Shore, New York.
Re-interred here March 23, 1949.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


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S SGT, 881 AAF BOMB SQ, WORLD WAR II


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