Albert Sherwood Horan

Military

Object Number - UPL 30161 - Robert Owens Crew, 384th BG, 547th BS Back row (left to right): Unidentified (news reporter or observer); Unidentified; S/Sgt. Albert S. Horan...

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Robert Owens crew. 36 x combat missions. B-17 44-6592 'Stardust' damaged by flak over Berlin 3-Feb-45. Pilot 2nd Lt. Ruckman flew damaged a/c behind Soviet lines and force landed at an airfield near Torun, Poland. Repaired plane and returned to base. Crew returned to duty in Mar-45. RTD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-823302
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-777244
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hell's messenger
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Nevada avenger
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Busy buzzard
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Tonawanda, NY 1925-02-24 Son of Albert Leroy and Dorothy Ann [Siegmund] Horan.

Other

Landed off base on continent

Torun, Poland 1945-02-03 Landed off base on continent due to flak damage. Landed at Torun, Poland. A/C repaired and flown back to base.

Died

Loma Linda, CA 2012-02-28

Buried

Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, CA 2012-03-16 Riverside National Cemetery Riverside, Riverside County, California

Enlisted

Buffalo, NY 1945-10-17 Buffalo, New York

Enlisted

Other

Discharged USAAF

Honourable discharge.

Other

Discharged USAF

31 years service in USAAF/USAF. Honourable discharge.

Based

Grafton Underwood Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Promotion

Grafton Underwood, UK 1944-08-14 Promoted to Staff Sergeant.

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