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Leland D Albright

Military

Wheels up landing at night during a training flight on 31 Mar 1944 in B-17F #42-29624 'Pappy'. RTD.

Service

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29624 'Pappy'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/43; Salina, KS 9/2/43; Morrison 9/3/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG Molesworth [BN-W] 6/4/43; transferred 326BS/92BG [JW- ] Alconbury 27/7/43; 527BS/379BG [FO-N] Kimbolton 13/9/43; on night instructional flight for new pilots [sp...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

379th Bombardment Group (H) Anthology, 1942-45; p. 157., Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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