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SSgt Alfred R Gilbert

SSgt Alfred R Gilbert

Birth
New Hampshire, USA
Death 29 Jan 1944 (aged 34–35)
At Sea
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
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Memorial ID 56309291 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Annie Gilbert who resided in Rochester, New Hampshire.

Alfred served as a Staff Sergeant & Gunner on B-26B #42-95763, 442nd Bomber Squadron, 320th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Strafford County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on July 17, 1942 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the manufacture of electrical machinery and accessories and also as Single, without dependents.

B-26B #42-95763 took off from Decimomannu, Sardinia on a bombing mission to Marziani during the war. After a successful bombing mission they were attacked by enemy aircraft which caused an on board fire. They crashed at sea approximately 1 mile off the coast of Ladispoli, Italy during the war.

Alfred was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Service # 31110612

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Airmen who perished on B-26B #42-95763:

Carr, George A ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, ME
Conley, Robert L ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, TX
Gilbert, Alfred R ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NH
Mestayer, Joseph L ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, LA
Stephenson, Elbert O ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, TX
Strasburger, Harry L ~ Cpl, Radio Operator, NY
Young, Howard W ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, PA

Bio & Crew report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56309291
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Alfred R Gilbert (1909–29 Jan 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56309291, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .