Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Pete S. Augustynovich.
Unit/Placed in, 819th Bomber Squadron, 30th Bomber Group, Heavy.
Pete is born approx. on 10 Aug. 1916 in Barberton, Ohio.
Father, Boleslaw Augustynowig.
Mother, Teresa (Butryn) Augustynowig.
Brother(s), Pete, John, Andrew, Frank and Stephen Augustynowig.
Pete enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 39450169.
Pete‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24J were,
1st Lt. Donald E. Painter Pilot
1st Lt. Walter L. Nelson Co Pilot
1st Lt. Morris S. Puryear Navigator
1st Lt. Raymond L. Behrend Bombardier
1st Lt. Charles W. Harmer Observer
T/Sgt. Walter W. Wolfe Engineer
S/Sgt. Floyd E. Pressley Jr. Asst. Engineer
S/Sgt. Pete S. Augustynovich Gunner
T/Sgt. George E. Paters Radio Operator
S/Sgt. John F. Boggs Gunner
S/Sgt. Joseph X. Bongiorno Gunner
Pete was KIA after “Bombs Away” they had Engine trouble, lost altitude and crashed, there where survivors seen in Sea but never heard off on 17 Jan. 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Pete is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Medina County, Ohio, USA.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com