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Lloyd L Albern

Military

Shot down by fighters near Berlin on 9/12/44 in B-17 'Lonesome Polecat' #42-31177, Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31177 'LONESOME POLECAT'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/9/43; Gr Island 18/10/43; Memphis 24/10/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-L] Molesworth 18/11/43; Missing in Action Brux 12/9/44, with Dick Clemensen, Bombardier: Frank Stafford, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Gene McCrory, Waist...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Dubois, Pennsylvania, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 12 September 1944

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2020 21:31:50 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Copied "Birth location" for the Born event from a Duplicate person as part of a merge operation of dup people so the dup person can be deleted.

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2020 21:29:03 jmoore43 Changes to place associations
Sources

Added a connection to Stalag Luft 4 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2020 21:27:44 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2020 04:11:34 jmoore43 Changes to biography and aircraft associations
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Added a connection to the A/C #42-31177 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8823

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