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Alberson, desmond Hewitt

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

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

 

320th Bomber Group
90th Bomber Group
B24
Nose art Their Plane
His rank Flight Officer