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Albert E. Cahill

Staff Sergeant, 
U.S. Army Air Force

12132293

414th Bomb Squadron
97th Bomb Group, Heavy

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: September 7, 1943
Buried at: Harleigh Cemetery
                  Haddon Avenue
                  Camden NJ
Awards: Purple Heart

STAFF SERGEANT ALBERT E. CAHILL was born in 1923 to Mr. and Mrs. Albert T. Cahill. His early years were spent in Camden NJ, where the family, in 1930, rented a home at 3020 Porter Road, in the Yorkship Square section of Camden NJ. His father worked as a toolmaker at the RCA-Victor plant in Camden. The family later moved to 213 First Avenue, in Haddon Heights NJ. 

After enlisting in the Unites States Army, Albert Cahill qualified for flight duty, and trained as a tail-gunner on a bomber. He was killed in action while serving America on September, 1943 when the B-17F he was in, #41-24907 also known as "Stinky Jr." was lost. His death was reported in the October 20, 1943 edition of the Camden Courier-Post.

At wars end, a local sportsman's club named its new archery field in the memory of Albert Cahill, on October 21, 1945. In time, his body was returned to the United States, and he was buried at Harleigh Cemetery in Camden NJ. Albert E. Cahill was survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert T. Cahill, of 213 First Avenue, Haddon Heights NJ, sister, Irene, and an uncle, Milton Cahill, who was a Camden police officer.


Camden Courier-Post

October 22, 1945


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