Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. 54 x combat missions. Attacked marshalling yards at Amersfoort in P-47D 44-19786, hit by flak in centreline drop tank which exploded, abandoned A/C as oil pressure zero over Zoelen, Holland. Killed in action KIA. MACR 8995.
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Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...
Military site : airfield
Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...
||26 August 1916
Son of Edward Matthew and Olivia [White] Albright.
||County St, Norfolk, VA, USA
||Langley Field Hockey Field, Sunny Hill Ct, McLean, VA 22101, USA
||5 November 1941
||Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK
||7 June 1944 – 17 September 1944
Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.
||4011 Zoelen, Netherlands
||17 September 1944
Attacked marshaling yards at Amersfoort in P-47D 44-19786, hit by flak in centerline drop tank which exploded, abandoned A/C as oil pressure zero over Zoelen, Holland. Killed in action KIA. MACR 8995.
||14 May 1949