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SSgt John Louis Albers

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SSgt John Louis Albers Veteran

Birth
Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Death
7 Oct 1944 (aged 27)
Neuruppin, Landkreis Ostprignitz-Ruppin, Brandenburg, Germany
Burial
Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium Add to Map
Plot
Plot B Row 25 Grave 16
Memorial ID
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John L. Albers, born in New York in 1916 enlisted in the United States Army at Bronx, New York on April 2, 1943 "for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law". He was single, without dependents, having completed two years of high school, and working in manufacturing of miscellaneous products.

Staff Sergeant Albers, service number 32881059 was assigned as a Tail Gunner aboard B-17G, serial number 42-97275, nicknamed Roger the Dodger with the 549th Bomber Squadron 385th Bomber Group. On a bombing run to Berlin the plane was shot down by fighters over the target. He died at the Reserve Hospital 102, at Neuruppin, Germany, on October 7, 1944, and is buried at Plot B Row 25 Grave 16 at the Ardennes American Cemetery at Neupré (Neuville-en-Condroz), near Liège, Belgium, having been awarded the Purple Heart Medal, Silver Star Medal and Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters.

Sources: U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings; Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945; U.S. World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas; http://www.homeofheroes.com/verify/recipients_a.html.
John L. Albers, born in New York in 1916 enlisted in the United States Army at Bronx, New York on April 2, 1943 "for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law". He was single, without dependents, having completed two years of high school, and working in manufacturing of miscellaneous products.

Staff Sergeant Albers, service number 32881059 was assigned as a Tail Gunner aboard B-17G, serial number 42-97275, nicknamed Roger the Dodger with the 549th Bomber Squadron 385th Bomber Group. On a bombing run to Berlin the plane was shot down by fighters over the target. He died at the Reserve Hospital 102, at Neuruppin, Germany, on October 7, 1944, and is buried at Plot B Row 25 Grave 16 at the Ardennes American Cemetery at Neupré (Neuville-en-Condroz), near Liège, Belgium, having been awarded the Purple Heart Medal, Silver Star Medal and Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters.

Sources: U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings; Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945; U.S. World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas; http://www.homeofheroes.com/verify/recipients_a.html.

Gravesite Details

Entered the service from New York.


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  • Maintained by: Adriana
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: Aug 7, 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56356837/john_louis-albers: accessed ), memorial page for SSgt John Louis Albers (25 Dec 1916–7 Oct 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56356837, citing Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium; Maintained by Adriana (contributor 47328225).