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Edward Matthew Albright Jr

Military

Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Attacked marshaling yards at Amersfoort in P-47D 44-19786, hit by flak in centerline drop tank which exploded, abandoned A/C as oil pressure zero over Zoelen, Holland. Killed in action KIA. MACR 8995.

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

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 Alabama, USA 26 August 1916

Son of Edward Matthew and Olivia [White] Albright.

Lived in County St, Norfolk, VA, USA 1940
Enlisted Langley Field Hockey Field, Sunny Hill Ct, McLean, VA 22101, USA 5 November 1941
Assigned Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK 7 June 1944 – 17 September 1944

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

Died 4011 Zoelen, Netherlands 17 September 1944

Attacked marshaling yards at Amersfoort in P-47D 44-19786, hit by flak in centerline drop tank which exploded, abandoned A/C as oil pressure zero over Zoelen, Holland. Killed in action KIA. MACR 8995.

Buried Norfolk, VA, USA 14 May 1949

Re-Interred
Elmwood Cemetery
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2016 13:05:28 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Albright&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=8995&Submit=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28667743/?terms=Edward%20M%20Albright
https://www.fold3.com/page/83734023_edward_m%20albright%20jr/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53246003

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2015 12:29:51 Lucyd Changes to service number and events
Sources

Combined two entries to create one entry. Record contains information from the following sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8995 / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Albright&GSfn=Edwa...
http://www.fold3.com/image/28667743/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8995 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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