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2LT Albert J Sita

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2LT Albert J Sita

Birth
Massachusetts, USA
Death 21 Nov 1945 (aged 23)
Thailand
Burial Mansfield, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 28052170 View Source
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He graduated from Mansfield High School, class of 1940. He played football and was class president three out of his four years there.

2nd Lt Sita was the navigator on B-24J #44-40811, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 492rd Bombardment Squadron. They were part of a twelve plane formation that departed Madhaiganj, India to knock out the Geang Luang bridge in Burma. Right after bombing the target from about 300 feet the plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on the left wing, which caught fire. The plane drifted to the left, lost altitude and crashed 25 miles southwest of Bhre, Thailand, All aboard were killed.

He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Sita is buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St Louis Missouri, in a group burial with the other ten men who were aboard the bomber.


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  • Created by: Deborah A Smith
  • Added: 5 Jul 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 28052170
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/28052170/albert-j-sita : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Albert J Sita (11 Apr 1922–21 Nov 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 28052170, citing Saint Mary's Cemetery, Mansfield, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Deborah A Smith (contributor 46582517) .