42-104930       P40

 

On 5 July 1944 a P-40N-5, # 42-104930, assigned to 14th Air Force, 51st Fighter Group, 26th Fighter Squadron, attached to the 75th Fighter Squadron, departed the airfield at Kweilin, China, to escort a flight of B-25s to the lake region. It was shot down by enemy aircraft in Hunan, China. The pilot was 1stLt Albert L. Haynes, # 0-885478. It was last seen in aerial combat near Hengyang by 1stLt J. Sanford, 0-796205 and Maj. L. Quigley, 0-432207.

 

HAYNES, ALBERT LOYDD, JR., First Lieutenant, # 0-885478, USAAF

 

Albert L. Haynes Jr. was born on 9 April 1910 in Newport News City, Virginia, to Albert Loydd Haynes (1887-1950) (SD) and (1) Ella Elizabeth (Thornton) Haynes (1889-1919) (married 15 September 1908, Pasquotank, NC), and (2) Pauline Roffe (Thornton)Haynes (1899-1969) (Spain). Siblings included Pearl Elms (Haynes) Seelinger (1911-2002), Thornton Kenneth Haynes (1917-2002), and Lorraine Wetona (Haynes) Gardner (1919-2001). Living with them in 1930 was his paternal grandmother, Caroline M. (Junge) Haynes (1857-1933) (Wisconsin) (widow of Edwin D. Haynes (1844-1914) (married 2 May 1876, Menominee, Mich. – Received Civil War pension – Invalid Soldier on 23 July 1890 (SD); widow – 19 August 1914 (VA).

 

He registered for the WWII draft in 1940, employed by Newport News Ship Building & Dry Dock Co., and described himself as 6’1”, 155 lbs. with brown hair and eyes. He enlisted in the USAAF in Virginia. He completed flight instruction through advanced schools and earned his commission and fighter pilot wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 5 July 1944 a P-40N-5, # 42-104930, assigned to 14th Air Force, 51st Fighter Group, 26th Fighter Squadron, attached to the 75th Fighter Squadron, departed the airfield at Kweilin, China, to escort a flight of B-25s to the lake region. It was shot down by enemy aircraft in Hunan, China. The pilot was 1stLt Albert L. Haynes, # 0-885478. It was last seen in aerial combat near Hengyang by 1stLt J. Sanford, 0-796205 and Maj. L. Quigley, 0-432207. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

 

His brother, Thornton K. Haynes, born 24 March 1017, served in the U.S. Army from 27 October 1944, during WWII. He died 10 April 2002 and is buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia.