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1st Lt Edgar J Albert, was flying P47 42-75161 353rd Fighter Group when lost over France.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron


  • Edgar Albert

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Romilly Sur Seine, having attacked some Fw190's, section was bounced by three Bf109's out of the sun. Lt Albert broke left whilst his element leader broke right and into the E/A....


  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...


Date Contributor Update
13 March 2019 12:32:27 ------- Changes to collection


Date Contributor Update
30 June 2016 12:12:02 ------- Changes to collection

Photo is actually credited to 353rd FG Archive on FindAGrave. It was taken from and the original is part of the Graham Cross Collection.

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2016 11:31:35 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations