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Capt. Benjamin H. Albertson, of San Antonio TX, 359th Fighter Group.



  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.

  • 370th Fighter Squadron


  • Benjamin Albertson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Fredrickshafen; crashed near Abbeville on 18-Mar-44 in P-47D 42-75136 after being hit on starboard wing [3ft hole] by flak. Baled out....


  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...


Date Contributor Update
09 May 2019 15:39:22 Janet Fogg Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and place associations

Photo courtesy Anthony Chardella.
Archived by Char Baldridge, Historian, 359th Fighter Group Association.
Posted by Janet Fogg.