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2LT Albert J Sita

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2LT Albert J Sita

Birth
Massachusetts, USA
Death
21 Nov 1944 (aged 22)
Thailand
Burial
Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot
SECTION 82 SITE 93A
Memorial ID
42297154 View Source

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. 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.

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

He is also memorialized in Saint Marys Cemetery in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

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. 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.

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

He is also memorialized in Saint Marys Cemetery in Mansfield, Massachusetts.


Inscription

2LT, 492 AAF BOMB SQ, 7 BOMB GP WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 23 Sep 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 42297154
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42297154/albert-j-sita: accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Albert J Sita (11 Apr 1922–21 Nov 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 42297154, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366).