668th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Sgt. Albert Francis Cavanagh

Airplane Mechanic-Gunner,  16077155

Prisoner Of War

668th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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  Born: 12-Jan-1922, Muskegon, Michigan

Entered Military Service: Date: 26-Mar-1942 At: Chicago, IL
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 16077155

POW summary:
Fail to Return Date: 7-Oct-1944
Captured: 12-Oct-1944, Ralingen on the Sauer, east of Echternach
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Return Date: Before 31-May-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File Latest Report Date: 9-Jun-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File ID: 51958

Died: 9-Aug-1993, Mesa, Arizona

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry


Albert F. Cavanagh

Albert F. Cavanagh, 71, of Mesa, and insulation installer, died Aug. 9, 1993. He was born in Muskegan, Mich. He was a World War II Army Air Forces veteran. Survivors include his wife, Angela; daughters Kamdra, Debra and Susan; sons, Michael and Todd; stepdaughter, Nelda; stepsons, Tom, Tim and Tyler; two sisters; and four grandchildren. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Lakeshore Mortuary Chapel, 1815 S. Dobson Road, Mesa. Contributions: Hospice of the Valley, 2601 E. Thomas Road, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85016.

Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona), 11 Aug 1993, Wed, Page 59, Albert F. Cavanagh Obituary, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com/image/123215146/?article=19063824-938b-400e-a7ef-70f81b4c83b9 [subscription required] : accessed 9 April 2021)

MACR 9222 Details

A/C Seen to Crash. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Acft received flak hit on canopy behind pilot. Seen to crash west of Trier, Germany. Three parachutes observed. Nickname of A/C: "Candace Ann"

The plane piloted by 2nd Lt John B. Saidla was hit behind the pilot's canopy and dropped away from the formation. Crewmen reported seeing three parachutes emerge from the plane and land on the west side of the town of Trier. His gunners were Sergeants A. F. Cavanaugh and J. M. Harris.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also Mission # 153

Photos and Documents
1930 US Census
MACR Capture document
MACR Capture document
Post-WW II Draft Registration
Post-WW II Draft Registration
Newspaper Obituary
The Arizona Republic
WW II Honoree

See Also:
Prisoner Of War (POW) Camps
Escape & Evasion (E&E) Reports
POW/E&E Terms and Acronyms
POW/E&E Sources, References, Resources