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Rank and Name; Flight Officer Desmond Hewitt Alberson.
Unit/placed; 320th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group (Heavy).
Desmond was born on Feb. 8, 1923 Florida.
Father, Austin Alberson.
Mother, Annie L. (Hewitt) Alberson.
Brother, Fisher L. and Angus A. Alberson.
Desmond entered the service from Florida with service number # T-134832.
Desmond’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were;
2nd Lt. Samuel J. Bowers Pilot
F/O. Nathaniel Nadel Co Pilot
F/O. Desmond H. Alberson Navigator
2nd Lt. Elmer J. Fulkerson Bombardier
Cpl. Daniel J. Remppies Engineer
Sgt. Glenn E. Flickinger Radio Operator
Cpl. Robert G. Smith Nose Turret Gunner
Cpl. Arthur C. Worley Top Turret Gunner
Cpl. James J. Perree Waist Gunner
Cpl. Charles R. Hickey Tail Gunner
Desmond was KIA when he bailed out, he’s got tangled in his chute and drowned when the plane crashed in Sea, on July 15, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Desmond is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Wall of the missing.
He has also a Memorial Grave at Glenwood Cemetery, Chipley, Washington County, Florida, USA.
Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.
Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html