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Albright, Charles M.

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Charles M. Albright.

Unit/placed in, 676th Bomber Squadron, 444th Bomber Group (Very Heavy).


Charles was born  on June 8, 1915 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.


Father, Benjamin F. Albright.

Mother, Katie M. (Muckel) Albright.  

Brothers, Paul F. and John R. Albright.

Wife, Merle (Inglet) Albright.


Charles entered  the service from Pennsylania with service number # 0-671247.



Charles crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were;


1st Lt. Clifford J. Anderson Pilot

2nd Lt. Terrence M. Byrne Co Pilot

1st Lt. Charles M. Albright Bombardier

1st Lt. Peter E. Coury Engineer

1st Lt. James O’Stanley Navigator

S/Sgt. William E. Allen Central Fire Control/Gunner

T/Sgt. Ellis M. Doolen Left Gunner

S/Sgt. Arthur P. McGuirre Radar Operator/Gunner

S/Sgt. Cephas C. Robinson Radio Operator/Gunner

S/Sgt. Lloyd A. Temple Right Gunner


Charles was KIA after the mission to Osaka, Japan they were struck by enemy fighters and crashed, on June 1, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, 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.


Thanks to  http://www.444thbg.org/ 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/


979th Bomber Squadron
444th Bomber Group
West-field Tinian, Mariana Island
Charles M. Albright
His rank First Lieutenant