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1LT Ernest H Alden, Jr

1LT Ernest H Alden, Jr

Birth
New Mexico, USA
Death 22 Mar 1945 (aged 24)
Austria
Burial Beverly, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Plot N, 0, 7
Memorial ID 266497 · View Source
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United States Army First Lieutenant Alden was killed in action in World War II. Ernest was a radar observer on a B-24 and served with the 782nd Bombardment Squardron, 465th Bombardment Group.

Alden was awarded the Air Medal with Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Group Photo: Front Row, Left to Right: Charles Porter, pilot; Joe Ward, copilot; Ernest Alden Jr., navigator, and unknown experienced copilot from another crew. Back Row, Left to Right: Frank Najuch, flight engineer; Laver (unknown first name and position); Leo McLaughlin, gunner; James Carroll, radio operator; Paul Walsh, gunner, and Eugene Lester, gunner. This crew flew a radar-equipped plane to Italy in July of 1944. Carroll and Lester were killed on January 8, 1945, shortly after take-off, flying with another crew. Alden was temporarily transferred to the 465th BG for advanced PFF (radar) training and was killed while flying with that group on a mission to Vienna (Helingenstadt Marshaling yards) on March 22, 1945.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 266497
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Ernest H Alden, Jr (11 Nov 1920–22 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 266497, citing Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .