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James K Albright

Military

Assigned to 492BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 406BS, 801BG, 8AF USAAF. Survived crash landing at RAF Oulton in B-24H 42-94775 18-Nov-44 Returned to Duty (RTD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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  • Frederick Lemke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 492BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 406BS, 801BG, 8AF USAAF. Crash landing at RAF Oulton in B-24H 42-94775 18-Nov-44 Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 492nd Bomb Group

    492nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

  • 406th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-94775 'War Eagle'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 406BS, 801BG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed landing at RAF Oulton, while on at D/S with 406th NLS at Cheddington 18-Nov-44 3 x RTD, 6 x KIA. ...

Associated Place

  • Harrington

    Military site : airfield
    Harrington was built by the 826th and 852nd Engineer Battalions of the US Army in 1943. Completed in 1944, it was the furthest Eighth Air Force combat airfield from the east coast.The Eighth's Special Operations Group was based at the airfield, first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Greensburg, PA 15601, USA 31 August 1923
Lived in Jeannette, PA, USA 1941
Enlisted Greensburg, PA 15601, USA 30 March 1943
Based Harrington 1944

Assigned to 492BG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Harrington 1944

Transferred to 406BS, 801BG, 8AF USAAF.

Survived crash landing Oulton, Norwich NR11, UK 18 November 1944

Survived crash landing at RAF Oulton in B-24H 42-94775 18-Nov-44 Returned to Duty (RTD).

Died Westmoreland County, PA, USA 2 May 1994
Buried 170 Hecla Rd, Mt Pleasant, PA 15666, USA June 1994

Saint John's Union Cemetery
Mount Pleasant,
Westmoreland County, PA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2018 16:50:12 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/87335040-james-k-w-albright
https://www.fold3.com/record/19764752-james-k-albright
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/31016646/james-k.-albright

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 11:09:18 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- 801st BG Roster;
- , http://www.801492.org/MainMenu.htm;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology Supplements p. 542, 242 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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