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David Franklin Albrecht

Military

Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgburg in B-17 43-37822 'Lead Banana' 28-Sep-44; Collided with 42-31222 'Lazy Daisy' coming off target, crashed near Ost Ingersleben. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 5793

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • John Buslee

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgburg in B-17 43-37822 'Lead Banana' 28-Sep-44; Collided with 42-31222 'Lazy Daisy' coming off target, crashed near Ost Ingersleben. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 5793 ...

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 43-37822 The Lead Banana

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/5/44; Kearney 8/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-N] Grafton Underwood 29/6/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 28/9/44 with John Buslee, Co-pilot: Dave Albrecht, Navigator: Bill Henson, Bombardier: Bob Stearns, Flight...

Missions

  • 652

    28 September 1944

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Litchfield, NE 1 March 1922

Son of Rev. Louis M and
Minnie Jane [Corder] Albrecht.

Lived in Seribner, NE 1942
Enlisted Columbus, OH 22 June 1942

Columbus, Ohio

Based Grafton Underwood August 1944 – 28 September 1944

Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Ostingersleben, Germany 28 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Madgburg 28-Sep-44; Collided with B-17 coming off target, crashed near Ost Ingersleben. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 5793

Buried Ostingersleben, Germany 29 September 1944

Interred
Ostingersleben cemetery

Buried Netherlands American Cemetery 1946

Re-Interred
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands
Plot C Row 2 Grave 11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2021 15:13:56 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56296244/david-f-albrecht

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2021 14:56:16 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added some punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date Contributor Update
03 October 2019 19:07:36 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/38220466
https://www.fold3.com/image/623838919
https://www.fold3.com/image/242219315
https://www.fold3.com/record/84211249-david-f-albrecht
https://www.fold3.com/record/529867261-david-f-albrecht
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762420?rec=299305674
https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=70
http://www.orovilleveteransmemorialpark.org/biographies/chico/albrecht.htm
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56296244/david-f-albrecht

Date Contributor Update
21 June 2016 14:01:49 Lucy May Changes to middlename
Sources

384th BG's list of personnel who were Killed in Action: http://www.384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/KIAList.php

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9753 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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