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Albert A Albino

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) on 29-Nov-43 while pilot of P-38H 42-67051 when his aircraft was shot down at Hoogeveen, Holland. The aircraft with 2LT Albert A. Albino crashed into the railroad marshalling yards at Hoogeveen, Holland. He was originally listed as MIA and his name was inscribed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery. However, in February of 1979 his remains were discovered during excavations at the railyard at Hoogerveen and then repatriated to the United States to the Mount Calvary Cemetery at Portland, Oregon.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

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

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 38th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-67051 Spirit of Aberdeen

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38H-5-LO 42-67051 was assigned to the 55FG/38FS at Nuthampstead, UK. On 29-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by 2LT Albert A. Albino, was despatched with other P-38s of 55FG to escort bombers attacking at Bremen, Germany. The aircraft was shot down by...

Missions

  • VIII Fighter Command FO-192

    29 November 1943
    This mission is composed of two fighter elements despatached to escort B-17 formations attacking at Bremen, Germany. The first element is a force of 38 P-38s (includes some from 20FG/77FS) from 55FG. 7 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 5KIA 2POW. The...

Associated Place

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Grays Harbor County, WA, USA 7 April 1919
Lived in Aberdeen, Washington, USA 1940
Enlisted Los Angeles, CA, USA 17 March 1942
Killed in Action (KIA) Hoogeveen, Netherlands 29 November 1943

Killed when his aircraft was shot down by German fighters at Hoogeveen, Holland while on a mission to escort bombers attacking at Bremen, Germany

Commemorated Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Madingley Road, Coton, Cambridgeshire CB23 7PH, UK 1945

Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing, Cambridge American Cemetery

Buried Portland, OR, USA February 1979

Remains found and repatriated to the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Portland, Oregon.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2016 10:02:32 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

Corrected typos.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Albino&GSfn=Albert...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Albino&GSfn=Albert...
https://www.fold3.com/page/84976045_albert_a%20albino/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/529900708_albert_a%20albino/details/

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2015 20:46:36 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography, awards, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 18-Jul-2015. Added Decorations and Commemorated event per American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) records; Made connections to Place and Mission within esixting website data; Added KIA event per MACR 1428; Added Description and Burial event based on "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1428 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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