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 1922-03-01 Son of Rev. Louis M and Minnie Jane [Corder] Albrecht.

Died

Killed in Action (KIA)

Ostingersleben, Germany 1944-09-28 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

Based

Grafton Underwood 1944-09-28 Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

Ostingersleben, Germany 1944-09-29 Interred Ostingersleben cemetery

Buried

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

Enlisted

Columbus, OH 1942-06-22 Columbus, Ohio

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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