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Norman E. Albinson

Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces

13176804

374th Bomber Squadron,
308th Bomber Group, Heavy

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: August 18, 1944
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards: Air Medal


SERGEANT NORMAN E. ALBINSON JR. was born in Camden NJ in 1922. The second child of Norman and Alice Albinson, in 1930 the family lived at 1024 Princess Avenue in the Parkside section of Camden. Norman Albinson Sr. worked as an engineer on the Camden-Philadelphia Ferry at the time of the 1930 census. The family later moved to 1017 Sycamore Street in Haddon Heights NJ. 

Norman Albinson enlisted into the United States Army sometime after Pearl Harbor. He volunteered for flight duty, and after qualifying as a radio operator completed training with a bomber crew at the Army Air Base at Pueble CO. He was trained as an aerial photographer.  Assigned to the 374th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, he served in the same squadron as Staff Sergeant Frank Blair of Camden NJ. He flew as a crew member of a B-24 Liberator bomber, and was based in Kunming, China. 

Sergeant Norman Albinson was captured along with the rest of his crew when their plane 42-73312 was forced down over enemy lines in Burma on November 27, 1943. He was assistant radio operator on that particular flight. He died while a prisoner of the Japanese on August 18, 1944. He was survived by his parents and a sister.


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