Charles O Albright



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The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16066310 / O-735023
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-3262) nicknamed "Sweetheart" of the 388th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '388th BG. 23262.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Sweetheart
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Sioux City Queen
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date Description


Emmaus, Pennsylvania 12 July 1921


Allentown, PA, USA 13 August 1942


Actions that awarded the Silver Star

Paris, France 31 December 1943 Awarded for actions during the World War II The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Technical Sergeant Charles O. Albright (ASN: 35188657), United States Army Air Forces, for gallantry in action while serving as Ball Turret Gunner of a B-176 Heavy Bomber of the EIGHTH Air Force, on a bombing mission over enemy occupied Europe, 31 December 1943. During a vicious assault by enemy fighters, a 20-mm. cannon shell hit the Ball Turret, seriously wounding Sergeant Albright and rendering his guns inoperative. After being helped out of his turret, Sergeant Albright made his way to the radio compartment and immediately manned the gun of the wounded radio operator. Though suffering severe pain, he continued to fight off repeated attacks on this position. When the attacks ceased, he assisted the engineer in repairing the radio transmitter and then skillfully sent out distress signals. The gallantry, skill and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Albright were an inspiration to all flying with him and reflect highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States. General Orders: Headquarters, 8th Air Force, General Orders No. 59 (February 16, 1944)


Cumberland County, PA, USA 28 January 1998 Sentinel, The (Carlisle, PA) - Friday, January 30, 1998 Funeral services for Charles O. Albright, formerly of Carlisle, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle. He died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998 in his home in Cumberland, Md. Born July 12, 1921 in Allentown, he was a son of the late William A. Albright and Helen Uerffer Albright Dressell, he was a retired plant supervisor for the Kimberly-Clark paper mill. A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he received the Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Purple Heart, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and the EAME Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars.


Carlisle, PA 17013, USA 1 February 1998 Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens Carlisle, PA