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Albert Jr. , William A.

Rank; First Lieutenant William A. Albert Jr.

Unit/placed; 72nd Bomber Squadron, 5th Bomber Group (Heavy)”Bomber Barons”.

 

William was born in  1923 Canada.

 

Father, William A. Albert.

Mother, Flora Albert.

Sister, Gwendolyn I, Albert.

Whole family born in Canada.

 

William entered  the service from Washington with service number # O-759157.

 

 

William’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were;

 

1st Lt. William A. Albert Jr, Pilot

2nd Lt. Dwayne E. Laps Co-Pilot

F/O. Mason R. Schow Navigator

2nd Lt. Kenneth P. Rands Bombardier

T/Sgt. Cole P. Ivey Engineer

Sgt. Warren D. McLauglin Asst. Engineer

T/Sgt. Donald W.Palmer Radio Operator

S/Sgt. Calvin Holland Asst. Radio Operator

S/Sgt. Charles L. Worley Gunner

S/Sgt. Keith C. Bailes Gunner

Pvt. George N. Faust Photographer

 

 

William was KIA  during the Mission was nothing heard over the Radio, on March 14, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

William is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to  http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/5th_Bombardment_Group.html 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/

72nd Bomber Squadron
5th Bomber Group
The Bomber Barons
B-24
Clarck Field, Luzon Philippines