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Rank and Name,Second Lieutenant Ralph B. Albaugh.
Unit/Placed in,26th Bomber Squadron,11th Bomber Group (Heavy).
Ralph is born 1921 in Waco, Texas.
Father, Roy B. Albaugh.
Mother, Annah B. Albaugh.
Brother,William A. Albaugh .
Ralph enlisted the U.S.Army in Texas with service number # 0-765199.
Ralph’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were;
1st Lt. Herman L. E. Bierwirth Pilot
2nd Lt. Ralph B. Albaugh Co-Pilot
2nd Lt. Fiume C. Cascioli Navigator
2nd LT. Harris G. Chaney Bombardier
T/Sgt. Napoleon A. McMullen Engineer
T/Sgt. Charles M. Finnigan Radio Operator
T/Sgt. Donald E. Bloedel Asst. Radio Operator
S/Sgt. Charles L. Conrad Asst. Engineer
S/Sgt. Johnnie O. Markham Armored Gunner
S/Sgt. Richard E. Carton Armored Gunner
S/Sgt. John B. van Valkenburg Radar Operator
Ralph was KIA during the Mission to Iwo-Jima when the plane was shot by Enemy Fighters and crashed on Feb. 8, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Ralph is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.
Courts of the missing.
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