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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