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Francis L Albert

Military

Served with RCAF as an instructor. Transferred to USAAF. Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

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

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 La Grande, OR 97850, USA 30 June 1914

Son of Alexis and Helene [Sirois] Albert.

Enlisted Portland, OR, USA 25 February 1941
Assigned Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK 13 April 1945 – 20 July 1945

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

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 10 July 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD)

Buried Klamath Falls, OR, USA April 1986

Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens
Klamath Falls
Klamath County
Oregon, USA.

Died Roseburg, OR, USA 11 April 1986

Roseburg
Douglas County
Oregon, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2016 13:59:01 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/90918489_francis_l%20albert/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37861823

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/personnel.htm

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