HURST, ALBERT GRAUW, Major, # 0-902360, USAAF
Albert G. Hurst was born on 28 December 1904 in Newport, Rhode Island, to Hurst and Alvalde K. (Grauw) Hurst (1877- ) (Denmark – immigrated 1898). Siblings included Katrinka Hurst (1906- ). Living with them in 1915 in New York, New York, was his maternal aunt, Henrietta Grauw (1875- ) (Denmark). Living with them in 1920 was his paternal aunt, Catherine Hurst (1870- ) (Denmark). He was married to Lucielle (Clement) Hurst.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army, National Guard on 1 October 1920, 22nd Engineers, Co. F. He registered for the WWII draft on 16 October 1940, employed by Equitable Life Assurance Society, resided at 1740 Broadway, San Francisco, CA, and described himself as 6’1”, 195 lbs, with brown hair and eyes. After enlisting in the USAAF he earned his commission and crew wings. He was sent overseas to China. On 8 May 1944 a C-47, # 19468, assigned to 14th Air Force, 14th Transport Section, 1st Troop Carrier Squadron, departed the airfield at Kunming, China, on a combat cargo mission. He was a passenger. It crashed 33 miles West of Keking, China at about 0045 Zulu. After recovery of the indistinguishable remains of the crew from the crash site and then recovery from India, the crew was buried in a group (Edgar, Hofford, Hurst, Magruder, Mallett, Monrose, & Mount) burial ceremony at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri, on 1 September 1949 (Sec. 82, Graves 73, 73A).