Merle Aunspaugh was the second son of Mrs. Lily Aunspaugh to die in the war. At NSTC he was described as being quiet and being a good friend once he go to know his peers. He entered the war as a lieutenant and was assigned to fly P-51 Mustangs in the 359th Fighter Group in support of the U.S. Army 8th Air Force bombing missions over Europe. He earned his wings on March 1944 and died on March 1945 in a plane crash in England.
Branch of Service
Army Air Force
Military Occupational Specialty
Original Source Location
UNK Archives Briggs Collection, Box 23, Envelope 3
"Merle G. Aunspaugh" (1945). World War II Casualties. 6.