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Sergeant "Joe" Walter H. Albertson , Mechanic, 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers and his wife Peggy on their wedding day.



  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 369th Bomb Squadron


  • Peggy Albertson

    Civilian | Land Girl
    Peggy was born in London, and during the Second World War did war work in factories and then on farms as a member of the Women’s Land Army. She fell in love with and married an American airman – Joe Albertson. After the war, she went with other ‘GI...

  • Walter Albertson

    Military | Sergeant | Mechanic
    He was an original with the group, volunteering for service the day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour. After completing his training at Wendover, he arrived at Thurleigh 6 Sept 1942. He left Thurleigh 28 July 1945.


Date Contributor Update
15 August 2018 11:38:40 Emily Changes to collection and place associations

Image courtesy of Peg Albertson

Date Contributor Update
14 August 2018 11:47:54 general ira snapsorter Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations

American Air Museum text from displays.