HERT, ALBERT, Private First Class, # 11114689, USAAF

 

Albert Hert was born in 1920 in Newton, Massachusetts to Ferdinand Hert (1881-1956) (Poland) and Eleanora (Smith) Hert (1886-1979) (Poland). Siblings included Edith M. (Hert) Harte (1922-2003) and Elsie Hert.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Boston, Massachusetts, on 28 October 1942. He was trained in the maintenance and operation of the radio equipment on the B-24/C-87. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 16 September 1944, a C-87, # 44-39246, assigned to 10th Air Force, Air Transport Command, 1327th AAF Base Unit, Tezpur, India, departed the airfield at Hsinching, China, on a cargo mission to Sookerating, India. The C-87 was a Consolidated Aircraft modified-for-transport B-24 Liberator, known as the Liberator Express. Last contact was by radio about 20 minutes out of Shingbwiyang, Burma. The wreckage and crew has not been found and the crew were declared deceased by Public Law. He is remembered on the memorial wall of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines.