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Alford H Pouse Jr 1
Level of Education: 1 year of college 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
1912 1
Panama Canal Zone 1
Place: Cumberland County, New Jersey 1

World War II 1

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
WWII B-25 Bomb/Nav. 2
Race or Ethnicity:
White/Amer. Citizen 2
Foremen, n.e.c. 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
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


(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



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


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


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




 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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