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Austin August Straubel

Graduating Class of 1927
Served in World War II
Attached photograph of Lieutenant Colonel Straubel

Lieutenant Colonel
Austin August Straubel

Army

Hometown

Green Bay, WI

Date of Birth

Location of Death

Unknown

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Unknown

More About Lieutenant Colonel Straubel

Lieutenant Colonel Straubel served as Commander of the 11th Bombardment Squadron and acting commander of the 7th Bombardment Group.

LTC Straubel's B-18 Bolo was shot down by Japanese Zeros near Surabaya, Java. He was able to crash land the plane but while he and his co-pilot attempted to extricate the other crew, both men were fatally burned and died the next morning in a Dutch Hospital. The Austin Straubel International Airport, near Green Bay, WI is named for him.