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Eugene J Albers




  • Daniel Harris

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #41-29365, Prisoner of War (POW). Retired from a 31 year career in the USAF with the rank of Colonel.

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  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

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  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born West De Pere, De Pere, WI 54115, USA 22 February 1920
Lived in De Pere, WI, USA 1940
Lived in Brown County, WI, USA 1941
Enlisted Wausau, WI, USA 30 December 1941
Died Green Bay, WI, USA 27 April 2000

"Eugene "Gene" Albers, 80, died Thursday evening, April 27, 2000, at a local hospital, lin the company of his wife and six children.

He was born in West De Pere on Feb. 22, 1920, to the late George and Harriet (Denissen) Albers.

In December 1941, Gene enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He advanced to the rank of First Lieutenant and piloted a B24 Liberator Bomber with the 8th Air Force in England. He flew 30 missions and was awarded the Air Medal for Meritorious Service. Gene was dischaged in 1945.

On Jan. 25, 1947, he married Mary E. Gomach at the Cathedral in Green Bay. Gene was self employed as a fuel oil distributor in the Green Bay area for many years, selling his business in 1976. He worked for the City of Green Bay for eight years as a Bridge-tender before retiring in 1983.

Gene enjoyed golfing, bowling and fishing. Gene and Mary spent many happy summers at their trailer on the Cloverleaf Lakes. After enjoying the holidays with family, they would winter in Florida or the Southwestern States. They discovered Las Vegas on one of their winter trips and lived there from 1986 until last summer, when they moved back to Green Bay.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary; two daughters, Carol Bailey, Milwaukee; and Beth and Dave McIntyre, Tucson, Ariz.; four sons, Mike Albers and special friend, Paula Spurlock, Waco, Texas; Tom and Debbie Albers, Dick and Terry Albers and Steve and Laurie Albers, all of Green Bay; nine grandchildren Justin Bailey, Brian, Maggie and Dan Albers, Tara and Amy Albers, Leon Albers, Michael and Eugene McIntyre; special family friend, Deena Perleberg; five sisters, Helen (Norb) Van Vonderen, De Pere; Katie and Frank DuPuis, De Pere; Della and Robert Collaer, Green Bay; Marie and Bob Denissen, Green Bay; Blanche and Jerry Eckers, Clintonville; three sisters-in-law, Grace (Clem) Albers, De Pere; Bernice (Bob) Gomach and Alice (Bill) Heesacker, both of Green Bay; and many nieces and nephews.


Date Contributor Update
13 March 2018 00:26:24 466thHistorian Changes to nickname, awards and events

Date Contributor Update
20 June 2016 00:10:12 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and media associations


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:24 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book 'Attlebridge Arsenal' by Wassom & Brassford