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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
ILLINOIS 2
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Person:
Alford H Pouse Jr 1
Level of Education: 1 year of college 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
ILLINOIS 2
Birth:
1912 1
Panama Canal Zone 1
Residence:
Place: Cumberland County, New Jersey 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
10 Oct 1942 1
Army Branch:
Air Corps 1
Army Component:
Reserves - exclusive of Regular Army Reserve and Officers of the Officers Reserve Corps on active duty under the Thomason Act (Officers and Enlisted Men -- O.R.C. and E.R.C., and Nurses-Reserve Status) 1
Army Serial Number:
14147799 1
Enlistment Place:
Atlanta Georgia 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
WWII B-25 Bomb/Nav. 2
Race or Ethnicity:
White/Amer. Citizen 2
Occupation:
Foremen, n.e.c. 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Education:
From: 31 Dec 1969 2
Source Information:
Box Number: 0163 1
Card Number: 3 1
Film Reel Number: 2.20 1

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321stBG,446thBS, Lt Alford H Pouse, Bomb./Nav. B-25 MTO

Italy

(The above facts wer entered WRONG by Fold3) NOT Japanese but an American Citizen, born 1924 (not 1912) in ILL.

   *** Alford was residing in Cumberland County, New Jersey and enlisted at Atlanta, Ga on 10 Oct. 1942.  Alford was accepted directly into the Army Air Corp as a Private, he was born in 1924 in Illinois.  He had completed one year of college, is white, a Citizen and was still single at enlistment.

    Alford was trained as a Commissioned Navigator/Bombardier and was eventually assigned to the 321st Bomb Group, the 446th Bomb Squadron and flew Combat Missions in the B-25 Mitchell Medium Bomber in the MTO out of Corsica and Italy.  He arrived on Corsica in early 1945 and flew Combat until the war ended.

Lt Alford Pouse

Italy

MISSIONS;

Arrived in Jan. 1945  (3 Missions in Jan.)

1st Combat Mission;  Monday, 28 Jan. 1945;

446th BS Mission Summary: (Ops Order 698/mission 698) Group Mission # 698: Squadron Mission 484

 

TARGET:  Lavis RR Diversion Bridge, Italy              DATE:   28 Jan.1945

 

Type of Bombs:  1000 lb.                                           446th Planes:  13

 

Capt. Leonard led the formation.  Good concentration reported on both bridges.  Direct hits seen on the N bridge.  Some bombs were N of target cutting the rail line.  Incendiary a/c reported good coverage of both flak positions.  Flak was heavy, moderate, accurate.  Eight planes holed, one man wounded.

 

A/C No.  43-27660 Tail # 30 “Shooting Bull” Perlman, Jacob L., 2Lt Brock, Thomas E., F/O None Pouse, Alford H., Jr., 2Lt Winegarden, Leslie R., T/Sgt Ross, Harry K., S/Sgt Dickey, Jack F., S/Sgt

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2nd Mission;  Tuesday, 29 January 1945 

 

  A/C No.  43-27503 Tail # 46 “My Georgia Peach” P Heaberlin, Paul L., 2Lt CP Maki, Allan A., 2Lt N None B Pouse, Alford H., Jr., 2Lt E Reda, John J., Sgt R Vanderpool, Ralph M., Cpl G Hatcher, James T., Cpl

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3rd Mission; Thursday, 31 January 1945 

 

 

 

 

A/C No.  43-27678 Tail # 40 “Lemmon Lu” Perlman, Jacob L., 2Lt Brock, Thomas E., F/O None Pouse, Alfred H., Jr., 2Lt Chase, William H., Cpl Ross, Harry K., S/Sgt Dickey, Jack F., S/Sgt

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 Last Mission; Sunday, 22 April 1945 (flew 11 Missions in April)

 

Sunday, 6 May 1945

446th BS War Diary:  Promotions are announced for the following 2nd Lieuts:  Bachman, Pouse and Wallace. (Date of 1st LT.)
(end of War)  to 515th ASG 24 Jun 45

 

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