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Walter H Albertson


He was an original with the group, volunteering for service the day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour. After completing his training at Wendover, he arrived at Thurleigh 6 Sept 1942. He left Thurleigh 28 July 1945.



  • Peggy Albertson

    Civilian | Land Girl
    Peggy was born in London, and during the Second World War did war work in factories and then on farms as a member of the Women’s Land Army. She fell in love with and married an American airman – Joe Albertson. After the war, she went with other ‘GI...

Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 369th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...


Event Location Date
Born New Jersey
Died 17 March 2006
Buried Witchford, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB6, UK


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:53 AAM AAM ingest

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition, Combat Crews pg. 6 & 62, NARA / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /