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Richard A Albert

Military

Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Mid-air collision during local training flight on 5-Feb-44 in P-47D 42-7943 and crashed near Wangford, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 63rd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-7943

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Mid-air collision during local training flight on 5-Feb-44 and crashed near Wangford, Suffolk. Pilot 2nd Lt Richard A Albert Killed in Action (KIA).

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

Events

Event Location Date
Born LaSalle, NY 1922

Son of Victor A and Marion [Landreth] Albert.

Lived in New York, NY, USA 1940
Enlisted New York, NY, USA 1942
Assigned Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK 27 January 1944 – 5 February 1944

Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Wangford, Suffolk 5 February 1944

Mid-air collision during local training flight on 5-Feb-44 in P-47D 42-7943 and crashed near Wangford, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA).

Buried 1945

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Coton
South Cambridgeshire District
Cambridgeshire, England.
Plot A Row 2 Grave 17

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2016 15:25:24 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/529897830_richard_a%20albert/details/
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-7943&Submit4=Go
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Albert&GSfn=Richar...

Date Contributor Update
04 May 2015 16:53:15 usxpat Changes to place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/

Date Contributor Update
03 May 2015 15:05:43 usxpat Changes to events and place associations
Sources

American Battle Monuments Commission
http://wangfordweb.co.uk/16.html
http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/
Find A Grave Memorial# 56287305

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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