Auger, Alfred Herman, CW2

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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 2
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1952-1952, 8th Army, Korea (EUSA)
Service Years
1929 - 1952

Engineer Corps

Chief Warrant Officer 2


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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1906
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Grandview
Last Address
Honolulu, Hawaii

Casualty Date
Nov 14, 1952
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Nuuanu Memorial Park - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
3rd Engineer Battalion24th Infantry Division14th Engineer Battalion8th Army, Korea (EUSA)
  1940-1940, 3rd Engineer Battalion/HHC
  1940-1940, 24th Infantry Division
  1952-1952, 14th Engineer Battalion
  1952-1952, 8th Army, Korea (EUSA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941
  1941-1945 World War II
  1950-1952 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
CWO Alfred Auger entered the Army on 8 July 1929. In 1930, as a private, he was stationed at Wahiawa at Schofield Barracks. As a sergeant, based at Schofield Barracks in 1940 (Federal Census), and at the outbreak of the Korean War.

In November 1952, he was serving with the H&S Company, 14th Engineer Combat Battalion, 8th Army.

On 14 November 1952, he was a passenger with other Army personnel aboard an Air Force of a C-119C (#51-2551) from the 63rd Troop Carrier Squadron, 403rd Troop Carrier Wing enroute from Ashiya Air Base, Japan to Seoul, Korea.

It crashed in inclement weather conditions into Hill 683 near Cho-ok and about 15 miles east of Airfield K-16 killing all of the 44 air crew and Army passengers aboard.

According to his niece, he was interred in a private Hawaiian cemetery, apparently where only Native Hawaiians were interred.

Air Crew and USAF Passenger:
A1C Leroy J. Beer, radio operator
A2C Marvin L. Gainey
SSgt. Ray W. Mansholt, flight engineer
2nd Lt.  John C. Mortensen, co-pilot
Capt.  William C. Moskosky, Sr., 403rd Medical Group, 315th Air Division
Capt. Robert L. Schenck, pilot
SSgt. Thaddeus L. Smith, Jr., radio operator

Passengers:
37 Army Personnel including
CWO Alfred H. Auger, 14th Engineer Combat Battalion
PFC Robert J. Beachy, 3rd Signal Company, 3rd Infantry Division
SGT Francis C. Berger,151st Engineer Combat Battalion
PFC Gilberto A. Berrios, Co. G, 2nd Bn, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
CPL Antonio Calaustro, 151st Engineer Combat Battalion
CPL William E. Clark, 1092nd Engineer Combat Battalion  
PFC C. Concepcion-Esquilio, no information)
CPL Patrick E. Connolly, Co. M, 3rd Bn, 7th Infantry Rgt, 3rd Div.
PFC Delbert Coulam, 14th Engineer Combat Battalion,
CPL Donald D. Drinnen, 14th Engineer Combat Battalion
SFC Albert W. Dzinwkowski, no information
CPL James A. Flory, 14th Engineer Combat Battalion
PFC Lloyd O. Fogt, Battery C, 9th Field Artillery Bn, 3rd Div.
CPL Frank Gfroerer, 1092nd Engineer Combat Battalion
CPL Thomas E. Giglio, 14th Engineer Combat Battalion
CPL John W. Hanlon, 14th Engineer Combat Battalion
MSG Arthur J. Holland, Company B, 15th Infantry Regiment
SGT Robert W. Irwin, 151st Engineer Combat Battalion
PFC Robert H. Koehler, 3rd Signal Company, 3rd Infantry Divisio
PFC Leon Letts Jr., 1092nd Engineer Combat Battalion
PFC Bronson J. Mastne, ompany M, 3rd Bn, 15th Infantry Rgt.
SGT Richard L. Menninger, 1092nd Engineer Combat Battalion
PFC Erling P. Miller, 1092nd Engineer Combat Battalion
PFC Billy G. Mouney, no information
SGT Donald R. Northrup, 151st Engineer Combat Battalion
PFC Byron H. Pittman, Co. M, 3rd Bn, 7th Infantry Rgt.
PFC Lovell E. Prater, 14th Engineer Combat Battalion
PVT Juan Rivera-Gonzales, no information
PFC Juan Rivera-Vazquez, no information
PFC Raul Rosales, Heavy Mortar Company, 15th Infantry Rgt.
SGT Arthur J. Scowcroft, 1092nd Engineer Combat Battalion
PFC Eugene R. Serra, Battery A, 10th Field Artillery Battalion
SGT Ray A. Shepherd, 151st Engineer Combat Battalion
PFC Freelan Shrewsbury, 10th Engineer Combat Battalion
SGT John C. Stauch, Sr., 1092nd Engineer Combat Battalion (WWII vet)
SGT Harry N. Tsuruoka, 151st Engineer Combat Battalion
CPL John H. Williams, 1092nd Engineer Combat Battalion
 
   
Comments/Citation
Notes/Links:

"42 Crash Victims Listed." Stars and Stripes (Pacific),18 November 1952,  p. 7  (3 USAF aircraft crashed during this time period in the Pacific area)
http://www.koreanwar.org/html/korean_war_project_remembrance.html
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_info_1125.htm
http://www.armyaircrews.com/fixed.html
http://www.14thcombatengineers.org/korean_war.htm
http://www.koreanwar.org/html/korean_war_project_remembrance_2011.html?

KCCFADD.CASUALTY_ID=23981 (interment information)

Notes for background: In the 1930 Federal Census, Alfred H. Auger was a soldier serving with the Army at Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii; then in the 1940 Census as a Sergeant at Schofield. He was 23. In 1910, his family was living in Osawatomie, Miami County, Kansas with his family (father was a farmer from Canada).He spent many of his younger years in Canada. Based in Hawaii in 1952.
 
   
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