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Lonnie J Albin

Military

B-17G #42-39830 'Berlin Playboy' collided with another B-17 on a mission to Augsburg, GR on 18 Mar 1944 and crashed WSW of Poix, FR. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Service

Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 350th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-39830

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 14/9/43; Gr Island 3/10/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-Y] Thorpe Abbotts 8/10/43; Missing in Action Munich 18/3/44 with Paul Martin, Co-pilot: Tom Cryan, Navigator: Tom Hughes, Bombardier: Albt Racz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Dallas, Texas, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) France 18 March 1944
Died 18 March 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3234 / MACR 3234, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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