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Marvin Earl Albertson

Military

Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Mid Air Collision when his P-51 42-14422 collided with P-51 42-14791 and crashed at Wilden, Worcestershire, England.

Killed in Flying Accident KIFA 27-Oct-44.

Awards: DFC, AM (2OLC), PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 350th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ridgeway, Winneshiek County, IA 1 February 1920

Son of Ole G and Amanda [Hove] Albertson.

Assigned Raydon, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7, UK 24 June 1944 – 27 October 1944

Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Raydon, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7, UK 19 August 1944

Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.

Promotion Raydon, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7, UK 3 September 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Died Wilden, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire DY13, UK 27 October 1944

Mid Air Collision when his P-51 collided with another P-51 and crashed at Wilden, Worcestershire, England.
Killed in Flying Accident KIFA 27-Oct-44.

Buried 28 October 1944

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Coton
South Cambridgeshire District
Cambridgeshire, England

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2021 13:02:07 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, events and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/194512650
https://www.fold3.com/image/670180136
https://www.fold3.com/record/529897394/marvin-e-albertson-american-battl...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56287307/marvin-e-albertson

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 10:43:49 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- 353rd unit history;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2016 19:10:07 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Albertson
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Albertson%2C+Marv...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Albertson&GSfn=Mar...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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