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Edgar J Albert

Military

Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Romilly Sur Seine, having attacked some Fw190's, section was bounced by three Bf109's out of the sun. Lt Albert broke left whilst his element leader broke right and into the E/A. After the melee, section reformed and Lt Albert was missing. Crashed near Auserville in P-47D 42-75161 5-Feb-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2128.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-75161 'Gator Bait'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Francis N King. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Romilly Sur Seine, having attacked some Fw190's, section was bounced by three Bf109's out of the sun. A/C broke left whilst element leader...

  • 42-74736 Doris

    P-47 Thunderbolt

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 Maine, USA 1915
Lived in Stamford, CT, USA 1940
Enlisted Hartford, CT, USA 5 September 1941
Assigned Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK December 1942 – 5 February 1944

Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Norfolk International Airport (ORF), 2200 Norview Ave, Norfolk, VA 23518, USA 22 December 1942

Take Off Accident Norfolk, Virginia Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Edgar J Albert, 22-Dec-42.

P-40F 41-13650 - 351FS 353FG

Promotion Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Died Augerville, 28360 Prunay-le-Gillon, France 5 February 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Romilly Sur Seine, having attacked some Fw190's, section was bounced by three Bf109's out of the sun. Lt Albert broke left whilst his element leader broke right and into the E/A. After the melee, section reformed and Lt Albert was missing. Crashed near Augerville in P-47D 42-75161 5-Feb-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2128.

Buried 1945

Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial.
Saint-James
Departement de la Manche
Basse-Normandie, France.

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