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SSgt Albert H Backhaus
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1911
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 1944, Germany

Albert served as a Staff Sergeant & Right Waist Gunner on B-24H #42-7722, 714th Bomber Squadron, 448th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Logan County, Oklahoma prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on October 31, 1942 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a mechanic and also as Married.

Albert was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24 was shot down and crashed in Germany during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 38273742


Airmen who perished on B-24H #42-7722:

Backhaus, Albert H ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, OK
Beverlin, Dellas D ~ Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, IL
Boss, Edward F ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, VA
Davidson, Lester E ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, WI
Kolokow, Irving ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Schmidt, Charles R ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CA
Sloan, Charles E ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, PA
Wilson, Howard L ~ S/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, VA
Wittenberg, Herman ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, PA
Yuengert, Walter A ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, MI

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
South Cambridgeshire District
Cambridgeshire, England
Plot: Tablets Of The Missing
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
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SSgt Albert H Backhaus
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SSgt Albert H Backhaus
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NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Logan County, Oklahoma...Killed In Action...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Mar. 8, 2017

- Russ Pickett
 Added: May. 6, 2016
- Russ Pickett
 Added: May. 3, 2016
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