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Francis L Albert


Served with RCAF as an instructor. Transferred to USAAF. Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).


Units served with

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    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...

  • 63rd Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    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...


Event Location Date
Born La Grande, OR 97850, USA 30 June 1914

Son of Alexis and Helene [Sirois] Albert.

Enlisted Portland, OR, USA 25 February 1941
Assigned Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK 13 April 1945 – 20 July 1945

Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 10 July 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD)

Buried Klamath Falls, OR, USA April 1986

Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens
Klamath Falls
Klamath County
Oregon, USA.

Died Roseburg, OR, USA 11 April 1986

Douglas County
Oregon, USA


Date Contributor Update
30 June 2016 13:59:01 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:49 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list /