Albert Hubert Debacker SrMilitary
Joseph C Engelbreit
*Photo taken by Lt. William P. Dumas - combat photographer for the 355th FG
Assigned to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) patrol in P-51C 42-103009; engine failure prompted bale out SE Orleans, France Evaded (EVD). MACR 7729.
Had mechanical failure and crashed near Orleans on 1 Aug 44 in P-51 42-103009 .Shot down while strafing Aug 1, 1944. Suffered severe head injury and knee injury. Had temporary amnesia with no recollection of the events of that day until he recovered consciousness at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon in a French farmyard. Made contact with Maquis.
Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.
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Units served with
|Topeka, KS||18 October 1920||Son of Arthur A and Rosalia [Csitkovits] Debacker.|
|Fort Riley, KS||28 May 1942||Fort Riley, Kansas|
Prisoner of War (POW)
|France||19 April 1944 - 1 August 1944||Assigned to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.|
Baled out EVD
|SE of Orleans, France||1 August 1944||Failed to Return (FTR) patrol in P-51C 42-103009; engine failure prompted bale out SE Orleans, France Evaded (EVD) MACR 7729|
|24 June 1945||Honourable discharge.|
|Topeka, KS||9 January 2004|
|Mount Calvary Cemetery Topeka, Shawnee County, KS||Mount Calvary Cemetery Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas|
1996 355TH FG Assoc. Directory ;
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia
MACR 7729 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list