Burns, Albert Harry, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Burns, Albert Harry, Jr   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-755632   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #46 Dated 9 March 1944, effective 9 March 1944.
  • Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944, effective 16 April 1944.
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 24 April 1944
Results Interned, Neutral Country
Additional Information
  • Date of Birth: 6 November 1916
  • Interned in Switzerland.
  • In 2013, the USAF formally changed his wartime status from Interned to Prisoner of War and authorized the award of the Prisoner of War Medal.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 4287 (7.504 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Broyhill, Virgil RayPilotINT
2nd Lt. Burns, Albert Harry, JrCo-pilotINT
2nd Lt. Earle, Guy Harmon, JrNavigatorINT
Flt. Ofcr. Grilli, Eugene PhilipBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Pizzi, Frank BenjaminRadio Operator / GunnerINT
S/SGT. Duncan, Sam Park, JrEngineer / Top Turret GunnerINT
SGT. Piemonte, Guiseppe MarioBall Turret GunnerINT
T/SGT. Robertson, James RomanTail GunnerINT
S/SGT. Massengale, Arnold LeeFlexible GunnerINT
SGT. Wilkins, John RobertFlexible GunnerINT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 5 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
87 10 April 1944 Target: Evere Airfield (50°54'3"N 4°20'9"E)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Co-pilot 42‑31495 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
88 11 April 1944 Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
92 20 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Co-pilot 42‑102446 Combat Mission Credit
B Wing, High Group.
Sortie Report
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Dropped nickles (propaganda leaflets) with regular demolition bombs.
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37885 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
Though not observed leaving formation, this aircraft made a forced landing at Dubendorf, Switzerland. MACR 4287
Sortie Report

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