Albert Harold Edgett

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Crashed on landing after a practice mission on 2 MarCH 1944 in B-24H #41-28642 'Libby Raider'. Returned To Duty (RTD). Albert Edgett was on board B-24H #42-52226 when it fell out of formation after fighter attacks on a return from a mission to Genshagen near Berlin on 6 March 1944. The crew baled over the IJsselmeer, Holland, with three rescued and seven drowned, icluding Albert Edgett. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17063523 at enlistment, then O-687662
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18090466
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator / Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16061076 at enlistment, then O-746308
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16082294 at enlistment, then O-690377
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17054896 at enlistment, then O-688935
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

1915-07-31 Phillips County, Kansas, United States
Broughton, Clay County, Kansas

Other

drowned in the Ijsselmeer, The Netherlands

1944-03-06 after bailing out of B-24H #42-52226

Other

His body was recovered

1944-04-22 in the waters of the Ijsselmeer, near Harderwijk, Gelderland Province, The Netherlands

Buried

1944-04-22 at the local cemetery in Harderwijk, Gelderland Province, The Netherlands

Buried

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial after the war, Albert Edgett's remains were buried at the Ardennes Cemetery, Plot C, Row 3, Grave 15

Revisions

Date26 Apr 2020 14:45:49
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 2970
ABMC website
E-mail correspondence wit cousin Harold Edgett March 2004

Date27 Sep 2014 18:03:06
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2970 / MACR 2970, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database