1Lt William A Albert, Jr

1Lt William A Albert, Jr

Death 24 Oct 1944 (aged 20–21)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56780832 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until March 15, 1946

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Son of William A, Sr. & Flora Albert who resided in Seattle, Washington.

William served as a First Lieutenant & Pilot on B-24J #44-40947, 72nd Bomber Squadron, 5th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in King County, Washington prior to the war.

B-24J #44-40947 took off from Pitu Airfield (APO 719) on Morotai, North Maluku Province, Indonesia on an armed search for enemy shipping off Borneo. After take off, nothing was ever heard from the bomber again. It is unknown if this B-24 was lost due to bad weather, mechanical failure or enemy action.

William was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-759157

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #44-40947:

Albert, William A, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, WA
Bailes, Keith C ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, TX
Faust, George H ~ Pvt, Photographer, PA
Holland, Calvin S ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, TX
Ivey, Josie W ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, FL
Lape, Dwane E ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, WA
McLaughlin, Warren F ~ Sgt, Gunner, MI
Palmer, Donald N ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Runde, Kenneth P ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NY
Schow, Mason R ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Worley, Charles D ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, OH

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )


Previously added to Find A Grave:

1st Lt. William A. Albert Jr. was a Pilot (B-24) in the 72nd Bomber Squadron, 5th Bomber Group (Heavy).
And was Killed in Action during the Mission there was nothing heard over the Radio, on March 14, 1945.

Bio by: Jean Louis Vijgen


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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt William A Albert, Jr (1923–24 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56780832, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .