David Franklin Albrecht

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
media-37846.jpeg UPL 37846 1Lt David F Albrecht, he was the Co-Pilot on B17G 43-37822 "Lead Banana"
384th Bomb Group who crashed on September 28th 1944 2km North of Ingersleben Germany...

Photo source: Mrs Nancy Clemens-Albrecht

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Object Number - UPL 37846 - 1Lt David F Albrecht, he was the Co-Pilot on B17G 43-37822 "Lead Banana" 384th Bomb Group who crashed on September 28th 1944 2km North of...

Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgburg in B-17 #43-37822 'Lead Banana' 28-Sep-44; Collided with #42-31222 'Lazy Daisy' coming off target, crashed near Ost Ingersleben. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 5793



Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

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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

Man in Air Force uniform posed standing outdoors in front of wooden buildings.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37479451
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38344446
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-764209
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14119873
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32588280
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Aircraft

Ten men in Air Force uniform posed in front of a military airplane.  Five men standing to the rear, five men kneeling in front.  The men are wearing combat flying gear.  Large canvas bags are laying in front of kneeling men
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hale's Angels
  • Unit: 547th Bomb Squadron 384th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Little Kenny
  • Unit: 544th Bomb Squadron 384th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Nina
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Big Dog
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 544th Bomb Squadron 384th Bomb Group

Missions

  • Date: 28 September 1944
  • Date: 25 September 1944
  • Date: 17 September 1944
  • Date: 11 September 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Litchfield, NE 1 March 1922 Son of Rev. Louis M and Minnie Jane [Corder] Albrecht.

Enlisted

Columbus, OH 22 June 1942 Columbus, Ohio

Died

Killed in Action (KIA)

Ostingersleben, Germany 28 September 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) Madgburg 28-Sep-44; Collided with B-17 coming off target, crashed near Ost Ingersleben. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 5793

Buried/ Commemorated

Ostingersleben, Germany 29 September 1944 Interred Ostingersleben cemetery

Based

Grafton Underwood 28 September 1944 Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried/ Commemorated

Netherlands American Cemetery Re-Interred Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands Plot C Row 2 Grave 11

Born

Seribner, NE

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384th BG's list of personnel who were Killed in Action: http://www.384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/KIAList.php

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9753 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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