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Lonnie J Albin


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).



Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb 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


  • 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...


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


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

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