Westlake, Albert F

Individual Personnel Data
Name Westlake, Albert F   
Rank Sergeant
Serial Number 06910061   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per 544th Bomb Squadron Morning Report, effective 13 March 1943.
Duty Tail Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 25 June 1943
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 16349 (0.383 MB)
Westlake's Story (1.754 MB)




Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 1 Combat Mission.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
2 25 June 1943 Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑30049 Combat Mission Credit
After making two unsuccessful runs on the primary target, the crew headed for Emden as a likely target for their bomb load. The flak guns found them, inflicting serious damage and injuries - then they ran into fighters. A furious running battle ensued, with some crew members bailing out, and finally the aircraft exploded. The main part of the wreckage came down in the Dollard (Dutch: Dollart), an embayment of the Ems River on the border between Germany and the Netherlands. MACR 16349
Sortie Report

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