David Franklin Albrecht

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

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

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-764209
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • 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
  • Nicknames: The Lead Banana
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 28 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

Ostingersleben, Germany 29 September 1944 Interred Ostingersleben cemetery

Based

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

Buried

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

Revisions

Date30 Nov 2021 14:56:16
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added some punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date21 Jun 2016 14:01:49
ContributorLucy May
Sources

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

Date27 Sep 2014 18:07:01
ContributorAAM
Sources

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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