Albury, Charles Donald, Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1054-Co-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF MOS 1024, 509th Composite Group
Service Years
1942 - 1945
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Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Miami, Florida
Last Address
Orlando, Florida

Date of Passing
May 23, 2009
Location of Interment
Miami Memorial Park - Miami, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was the co-pilot of Bockscar when it dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki Aug 9, 1945. Three days earlier he had flown as co-pilot on The Great Artiste which was a support aircraft on the Hiroshima A-bomb mission, thus being a witness to both bomb blasts. He was the normal aircraft commander of The Great Artiste but relinguished that position on the Aug 6 mission to his 393rd Bomb Gp. CO, Maj. Charles Sweeney, who was also his pilot on Aug 9.
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The bombs and their loading:
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
393rd Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy  - Tigers509th Composite Group
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1024, 393rd Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy - Tigers
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1024, 509th Composite Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1945-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Miami
  1939-1941, University of Miami
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-29 Superfortress  
  1944-1945, B-29 Superfortress
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Obituary, source unknown
  Dec 31, 1943, 1Lt Albury1
  Dec 31, 1945, Bockscar1
  Dec 31, 1945, Bockscar crew1
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