2021 REUNION
OGDEN, UTAH
6-10 OCTOBER 2021

Albro, Bernard Thomas

Individual Personnel Data
Name Albro, Bernard Thomas
Rank Private First Class / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 39520988
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF station Special Orders #196 dated 4 October 1944, effective 22 September 1944.
Duty Flexible Gunner
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 26 March 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #201 dated 11 October 1944.
  • Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #209 dated 22 October 1944.
  • Reclassified from MOS 611 to MOS 612 effective 9 January 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #8 dated 9 January 1945.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. McKone, Joseph FPilotCT
2nd Lt. Sharp, Alan ECo-pilotCT
Flt. Ofcr. Snyder, Roy ENavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Long, Noal EdwardBombardierCT
CPL. Irwin, Frank XavierRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Hall, Callie NewtonEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Moss, Ralph EldonBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Humphries, Richard AlexanderTail GunnerCT
PFC. Albro, Bernard ThomasFlexible GunnerCT

Crew History

The McKone Crew was assigned to the 384th BG in two lots on the same Special Orders #265 from HQ 70th Replacement Depot dated 21 September 1944. Most of the enlisted men (except the radioman, Irwin) likely were detailed to attend additional training prior to reporting to the Group.

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Third Squadron.
Sortie Report
210 14 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
211 15 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37703 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back during formation assembly; landed at Waterbeach; reported an engine on fire.
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron flying spare. Joined the lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6512 Combat Mission Credit
Fourth Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
221 6 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
41D Squadron.
Sortie Report
225 11 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
229 25 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑98000 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Low Squadron
Sortie Report
230 26 November 1944 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenbeken, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6141 Combat Mission Credit
Flew entire mission but could not drop bombs: bomb bay doors would not open either electrically or manually. Bomb load returned to base.
Sortie Report
233 30 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38750 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
236 6 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102661 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low Squadron hot camera ship. This aircraft suffered an internal failure of the #1 engine.
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
239 12 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship
Sortie Report
240 18 December 1944 Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38927 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
241 19 December 1944 Target: Railway Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Glaadt, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38927 Aircraft did not take off.
Did not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38801 Lead Squadron hot camera ship. Did not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
Sortie Report
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
271 22 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑6892 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
275 26 February 1945 Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Flexible (Waist) Gunner 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38588 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
279 2 March 1945 Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8608 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Little Staughton Airfield, AAF Station 127, on return due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8789 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
284 9 March 1945 Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
285 10 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6892 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

Every effort has been expended to ensure all information on this page is complete and accurate.
Please inform webmaster of any discrepancies or omissions by using the button below.