Aufmuth, Lester Herbert

Individual Personnel Data
Name Aufmuth, Lester Herbert   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-524542   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #68 dated 11 August 1943, effective 11 August 1943.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 6 September 1943
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Additional Information
  • Date of Birth: 30 January 1921
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 776 (10.353 MB)
Clear for Takeoff
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Aufmuth, Lester HerbertPilotPOW
2nd Lt. McMath, James GordonCo-pilotEV
2nd Lt. Downe, Charles OwenNavigatorEV
2nd Lt. Jensen, James Chris, JrBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Corpening, Robert ClarkTogglierKIA
T/SGT. Price, Robert KyleEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Wagner, James LorenBall Turret GunnerEV
S/SGT. Bachmann, Carl EdwardTail GunnerEV
S/SGT. Smith, Joseph HughesTail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Fisher, Charles AlfredFlexible GunnerEV

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 4 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
15 15 August 1943 Target: Poix-en-Picardie and Amiens-Glisy Airfields
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie & Amiens, France
Co-pilot 42‑3429 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, group deputy.
Sortie Report
18 27 August 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Watten, France
Pilot 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Accidentally dropped two bombs in target area.
Sortie Report
19 31 August 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Pilot 42‑5720 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Sortie Report
20 3 September 1943 Target: Air Park and Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Pilot 42‑5720 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
21 6 September 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Pilot 42‑5720 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
Damaged by enemy aircraft; insufficient fuel to return to England; made a forced landing in field near Beauvais, France; MACR 776.
Sortie Report

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