44-11110         MACR 13587

 

On 28 March 1945 a P-51C-10 Mustang, # 44-11110, assigned to 14th Air Force, 23rd Fighter Group, 74th Fighter Squadron, Luliang, China, departed the airfield at Tuhshan, China, on a combat fighter sweep over the Kaitak airdrome in Hong Kong. The pilot was 2ndLt Albert H. Sims, # 0-826536. He was last seen above the Kaitak airdome and was killed in action.

 

SIMS, ALBERT HAROLD, First Lieutenant, # 0-826536, USAAF

 

Albert H. Sims was born om 13 October 1923 in Gastonia, Gaston Co., North Carolina, to Allen Harold Sims (1899-1987) (NC) and Annie Sloan (Rankin) Sims (1902-1988) (NC). Sibling was Rufus David Sims (1923-1941). He attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was recorded as a missing Jewish serviceman by his father. His father was a bank cashier in 1930.

 

He registered for the WWII draft in 1942, resided on S. York Rd, Gastonia, NC, a college student, and described himself as 6’, 150 lbs, with brown hair and gray eyes. He enlisted in the USAAF in Raleigh, North Carolina, on 21 February 1923. After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed flight instruction through advanced school and was assigned to fly the North American P-51 Mustang. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 28 March 1945 a P-51C-10, # 44-11110, assigned to 14th Air Force, 23rd Fighter Group, 74th Fighter Squadron, Luliang, China, departed the airfield at Tuhshan, China, on a combat fighter sweep over the Kaitak airdrome in Hong Kong. He was last seen above the Kaitak airdome and was killed in action. After recovery in China, his remains were buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, Gastonia, North Carolina.

44-11269         MACR 13588

 

On 26 March 1945 a P-51D-6NT Mustang, # 44-111269, assigned to 14th Air Force, 51st Fighter Group, 26th Fighter Squadron, Ankang, China, departed the airfield on a mission to strafe at Piyuan, China. The P-51 was seen to crash south of Nanyang, China. Near 33° 58’ North & 112° 23’ East. The pilot was 2ndLt Frederick H. Marshall, # 0-701778.  Lt. Cribbs saw Lt. Marshall’s P-51 streaming coolant; saw him jettison his canopy, but he did not bail out. The P-51 exploded on impact.

 

MARSHALL, FREDERICK HENRY, Second Lieutenant, # 0-701778, USAAF

 

Frederick H. Marshall was born on 29 August 1923 in Seymour, Connecticut, to Frank Marshall (1897-1981) (CT) and Imelda T. (DuBord) Marshall (1898-1978) (NY). Siblings were Joseph Franklin Marshall (1922-1984) and Jean I. Marshall (1927-    ). He graduated from Seymour High School. He was married to Ruth Ann (Schneppershoff) Marshall on 25 February 1944 and they had a son, Frederick Craig Marshall (1945-1996).