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Rank and Name, Sergeant Norman E. Albison.
Unit/placed in , 374th Bomber squadron, 308th Bomber Group (Heavy).
The Imperial Japanese began their Invasion in the Philippines on 8 Dec 1941.
Sergeant Albison became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp Rangoon POW camp in Myanmar (Burma).
Norman was born on Nov. 4, 1922 in Camden, Camden County, New Jersey.
Father, Norman Albinson.
Mother, Alice Albinson.
Sister, Bernice Albinson.
Norman entered the service from Pennsyslvania in Dec. 5, 1942 with service number # 13176804.
Norman died as a Pow in a Camp Rangoon, Birma from various diseases on Aug. 18, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Norman is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Wall of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA.
Thanks to https://www.pacificwrecks.com/provinces/burma_rangoon_prison.html http://www.historyonthenet.com/world-war-two-japanese-prisoner-of-war-camps/ http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/308th_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
Norman’s remains were recovered in 1946 from a burial at the Rangoon POW camp.
His remains, along with others, were being transported from Rangoon to Calcutta, India by C-47B #43-48308. However this C-47 crashed on this trip on May 17, 1946.
His remains were not recovered from this crash.
Historical Note: The Japanese Army “did not” report that they had a prison camp at Rangoon to the U.S. Military until after the war.
Above Bio & Reports by: Russ Pickett