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Rank and Name, Sergeant Charles B. Albert.
Unit/placed in, 40th Bomber Squadron, 6th Bomber Group “Pirates Cove” (Very Heavy).
Charles was born in 1925 in New Jersey.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Charles entered the service from Cp. Upton, New York in May 3, 1944 with service number # 42133416.
Charles crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were;
1st Lt. Paul A. Steel Pilot
1st Lt. Gayle W. Newman Co Pilot
Capt. Robert S. Miller Navigator
Capt. Forest R. Johns Bombardier
2nd Lt. Ambrose van Dyke Flight Engineer
Sgt. Peter J. Thomas Radio Operator
Sgt. Frank K. Ostberg Radar Operator/Top Turret Gunner
Sgt. Charles S. Lyczko Central Fire Control
Sgt. Charles R. Albert Left Waist Gunner
Sgt. Daniel J. Lucarini Right Waist Gunner
Sgt. Angel M. Acasio Tail Gunner
Charles was KIA during no reason the plane was never heard on the radar of radio, on March 28, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Charles is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.
Courts of the missing.
Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html
The name of the Plane (Bad Penny) is based on the saying “a Bad Penny always come back” or a “Bad Penny always Returns”.