Albert Rueben CUSTER

 

custer albert rueben
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER35410746
AGE23 yo
DATE OF BIRTH14 mai 1919
STATEVan Wert County OHIO
FAMILYParent: George A. & Rosa J CUSTER
Siblings: Infant Daughter, Evelyn Lucille & Loyal
RANKSergeant
FONCTIONGunner
JOB before ENLISTEMENT--OH
DATE of ENLISTEMENT--
SQUADRON511th Bomber Squadron
GROUP351st Bomber Group, Heavy
ARMY8th Air Force
DATE OF DEATH31 december 1943custer albert r tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHBellevue en Kerbors, COTE D'ARMOR
DONNEE DE PLAN

B-17 Fortress - type G-5-BO - s/n 42-31179 DS*B

"Stinky Weather (Pooper Dooper)" 

Macr: 1980

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Mission: Bombing on Bordeaux (33) and Cognac (16)

Takeoff: 08h30 station 110 Polebrook NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Defeated by enemy fighters at 13:15 - Plane partially evacuated by parachute

tail code 42 31179

CEMETERY TEMPORARYInitially buried in Lannion (22)
CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY de St James

Map St James American Cemetery

PlotRowGrave
J1610
DECORATION
Air Medalam
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
Good Conduct MedalGood Medal Conduite
European African Middle Eastern Campaing MedalEAMECampaign
American Campaign Medalamerican campaign medal
World War II Victory Medalvictory medal

 

 

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STORY
 

Crew of B-17 Fortress - type G-5-BO - s/n 42-31179 DS*B

"Stinky Weather (Pooper Dooper)"

2 Lieutenant Warren L  PUTMAN Pilot Dead - Cim Brit Am St-James 

O-675286 - AM/PH - Montana USA -

Initially buried in Lannion (22) T.18

Flight/Observator Thomas A IRVINE CoPilot Dead

T-001616 - 21 ans - Né le 11/05/1922 -

Initially buried in Lannion (22) T17

2 Lieutenant Irving SHWAYDER Navigator Escape

O-750224 - Born 28/09/1921 - Denver, Colorado USA -

Evasion with network Burgundy by Pyrenees/Espagne/Gibraltar

Come back UK 17/04/1944 

2 Lieutenant Jack R WOOD Bomber Prisoner

O-744444 - California USA - Injured, hospitalized -

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia

Sergeant Ray E PRATER Mechanic/Gunner Dead - Cim Brit Am St-James 

16074085 - PH - Illinois USA -

Initially buried in Lannion (22)

S/Sergeant Wesley Fleatus GREENE Radio Prisoner

34038643 - Born 04/10/1921 - North Carolina USA -

Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf

Sergeant John J Jr GILSON Gunner Prisoner

12098583 - New York USA -

Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf

Sergeant Robert Otis DIEHL Gunner Prisonnier

15323817 - Né le 25/12/1923 -

Stalag 1B Braunau Gneikendorf

Sergeant Albert R CUSTER Gunner Dead - Cim Brit Am St-James 

35410746 - AM/PH - Ohio USA -

Initialement inhumé à Lannion (22)

Sergeant Jack Duke McKINNEY Gunner Prisonnier

18217447 - Né le 02/08/1923 - Texas USA -

Camp inconnu

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