Schamber, Albert M

Individual Personnel Data
Name Schamber, Albert M   
Rank Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 37300035   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #129 dated 27 October 1943
Duty Tail Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 26 November 1943
Reported missing on MACR 1579 (30.215 MB)
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, South Minneapolis, Minnesota
Additional Information
Died of exposure after ditching on 26 November 1943: his body was recovered (MACR 1579).
Related Documents MACR 1579 (30.215 MB)

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
T/SGT. Striesfeld, Nathan (NMI)Radio Operator / GunnerTR
T/SGT. Henry, Maurice VEngineer / Top Turret GunnerMIA
S/SGT. Engwer, Donald LeroyBall Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. Schamber, Albert MTail GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Bucher, James FFlexible GunnerMIA
S/SGT. Burger, Joseph EarnestFlexible GunnerTBD

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 3 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
34 3 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑5051 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
36 16 November 1943 Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Tail Gunner 42‑5051 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
37 26 November 1943 Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bremen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑5051 Combat Mission Credit
Damaged by flak, ditched in the North Sea near the English coast, with most of the crew rescued; MACR 1579; T/Sgt. Maurice Henry awarded posthumous Distinguished Service Cross, Owens p.195; Maj. William Gilmore awarded Silver Star, Owens p. 198.
Sortie Report

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