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Albert Bishop Powell Jr

Military

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Rechlin in B-17 44-6085 25-Aug-44; flak hit #3 & 4 feathered, on descent losing a wing before disintegrating, crashed Schwabach-Schwankenheim, near Stettin, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8279.

Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Berton Briley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Photographer | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Rechlin in B-17 44-6085 25-Aug-44; flak hit #3 & 4 feathered, on descent losing a wing before disintegrating, crashed Schwabach-Schwankenheim, near Stettin, Germany Killed...

  • William Connor

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Alerbert Powell crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Rechlin in B-17 44-6085 25-Aug-44; flak hit #3 & 4 feathered, on descent losing a wing before disintegrating, crashed Schwabach-Schwankenheim, near Stettin, Germany...

  • Orlin Covel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 12 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Rechlin in B-17 44-6085 25-Aug-44; flak hit #3 & 4 feathered, on descent losing a wing before disintegrating, crashed Schwabach-Schwankenheim, near Stettin, Germany....

  • Peppe Delio

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Albert Powell crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Rechlin in B-17 44-6085 25-Aug-44; flak hit #3 & 4 feathered, on descent losing a wing before disintegrating, crashed Schwabach-Schwankenheim, near Stettin, Germany....

  • Ernest Erickson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    An Aviator's Dream: The Man From Painted Woods ...

  • Donald Overdorff

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Albert Powell crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Rechlin in B-17 44-6085 25-Aug-44; flak hit #3 & 4 feathered, on descent losing a wing before disintegrating, crashed Schwabach-Schwankenheim, near Stettin, Germany....

  • Henry Schneider

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Albert Powell crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Rechlin in B-17 44-6085 25-Aug-44; flak hit #3 & 4 feathered, on descent losing a wing before disintegrating, crashed Schwabach-Schwankenheim, near Stettin, Germany....

  • Eldred Steffens

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Albert Powell crew. 35 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Rechlin in B-17 44-6085 25-Aug-44; flak hit #3 & 4 feathered, on descent losing a wing before disintegrating, crashed Schwabach-Schwankenheim, near...

  • Phillip Whalen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Albert Powell crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Rechlin in B-17 44-6085 25-Aug-44; flak hit #3 & 4 feathered, on descent losing a wing before disintegrating, crashed Schwabach-Schwankenheim, near Stettin, Germany....

  • Melvin Wilhelm

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 12 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Rechlin in B-17 44-6085 25-Aug-44; flak hit #3 & 4 feathered, on descent losing a wing before disintegrating, crashed Schwabach-Schwankenheim, near Stettin, Germany....

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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. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6085 Lili of the Lamplight

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    For the book (An Aviator’s Dream - The Man From Painted Woods) Mostly photos and articles on my father, Lt Ernest Anders Erickson, I am assembling, have spent a lot of time researching the fate of his last ship. ...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

  • Stalag VII-A

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Daytona Beach, Florida 14 August 1921

Son of Albert Bishop Powell Sr and Ethel C Lord.

Enlisted Miami, FL 15 September 1942

Miami, Florida

Based Horham 1944 – 25 August 1944

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Schwabach, Germany 25 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Rechlin in B-17 44-6085 25-Aug-44; flak hit #3 & 4 feathered, on descent losing a wing before disintegrating, crashed Schwabach-Schwankenheim, near Stettin, Germany POW MACR 8279.

Prisoner of War (POW) Moosburg, Bavaria 25 August 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag VIIa.

Died Winter Park, FL 22 November 2002
Buried Florida National Cemetery BushnelL, Fl 25 November 2002

Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell,
Sumter County, FL

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2020 17:14:24 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/48964515/albert-b-powell

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2020 04:51:50 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2020 14:47:42 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, highest rank, biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28681176
https://www.fold3.com/record/52651968-albert-b-powell
https://www.fold3.com/record/84049847-albert-b-powell-jr
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/48964515/albert-b-powell

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2020 22:19:22 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, nickname, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/28681176
https://www.fold3.com/record/84049847-albert-b-powell-jr
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/48964515/albert-b-powell#add-to-vc

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2020 21:42:47 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added a connection to A/C #44-6085 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2020 21:25:46 jmoore43 Changes to nickname and biography
Sources

Added the words "Possible DUPLICATE" in the nickname field so an admin can check out this person.
Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8279 / href="http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php">http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php>

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