Service Details
Name:
ALBERTSON
Given Name:
ARTHUR IAN
Initials:
A I
Service No:
80126
Trade:
Pilot
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Other Casualties of this Rank
Regiment:
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Other Casualties from this Regiment
Date of Death:
1945-03-02
Other Casualties on this Date
Date of Birth:
1914-03-03
Age:
30
Cause of Death:
Took-off from Warboys at 1900 hrs for a high-level night cross-country training flight, the crew being briefed to fly at 27,000 feet. At around 2100 hrs, the Mosquito broke up and crashed at Yew Tree Farm, Basford Cheddieton, south of Leek, Stafford.
Decorations:
A F C
Citations:
LG Sup 8 June 1944
Additional
Information:
Son of Richard Wright Albertson and Elizabeth Albertson; husband of Rona Albertson (nee Johnson), of Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia. He was born on March 3rd, 1914, and entered Milner House in August, 1926; after leaving Plumtree School in 1931 he was employed by the Texas Company. He attested in November, 1940, and received preliminary training in Southern Rhodesia and the Union; on returning to Rhodesia he was engaged on flying instructors' duties until proceeding overseas in June, 1944. Commissioned 21st May 1941. On Plumtree School Roll of Honour.
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
Other Casualties commemorated in United Kingdom
Locality:
Cambridgeshire
Other Casualties commemorated in Cambridgeshire
Cemetery:
CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY
Other Casualties commemorated in this Cemetery
Grave Reference:
Grave 15362.

Information to contribute? Noticed an error or wish to Request a Photo ~ Click here ~

This information was last verified for accuracy: 2014-01-28
 
 

Send us an email...

  • I wish to
     Contribute some information
     Report a problem
     Request this image
CAPTCHA code Please write the word in the text box below (case-sensitive)

Sending your message. Please wait...

Thanks for sending your message! We'll get back to you shortly.

There was a problem sending your message. Please try again.

Please complete all the fields in the form before sending.