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Pearson Albert

Name:
Albert Pearson
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Serial Number:
18046735
Unit:
780th Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
1944-08-03
State:
Colorado
Cemetery:
Lorraine American Cemetery, Saint-Avold, France
Plot:
A
Row:
20
Grave:
59
Decoration:
Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
Comments:

Albert Pearson was born on April 13, 1920, in Rifle, Garfield County, Colorado. He was the son of Albert E. Pearson and Minerva C. Richardson Pearson.

Albert served in the 780th Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group, as a Staff Sergeant and crew member on the B-24 #42-78308 during World War II.

On August 3, 1944, his crew took off from Pantanella, Italy, on a bombing mission over Friedrichshafen, Germany. On their return, they were attacked and shot down by German aircraft. His aircraft crashed at Nassereith, Tyrol, Austria. He is commemorated on a plaque in Ehrwald, but his place of crash inscribed is at Biberweir.

SSgt Pearson is now buried in the Lorraine American Cemetery, Saint-Avold, France.

Source of information: www.findagrave.com, www.tracesofwar.com, www.abmc.gov, "Missing in Action Failed to Return" Book by Nicole-Melanie Goll and Georg Hoffmann