1st Lt Alfred Caswell Emert was a member of the Carpetbaggers, which flew covert missions delivering supplies for the OSS. He was assigned to 36th Bomber Squadron, 801st Bomber Group. He died on 5 July 1944 when his plane was shot down by a German nightfighter over Tranville, Eure-et-Loir, France.
He left behind his wife Mrs. Ada Emert who, one month after his death, gave birth to his daughter.
Aircraft B-24-DSA with serial number 42-72873 departed from Harrington on an operational mission to France. The crew was initially burried at Aubrais, Loiret Communal Cemetery, France.
Pilot, 2nd Lt John O. Broten
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Edward Tappan
Navigator, 2nd Lt Roy C. Gehue
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Alfred C. Emert
Radio Operator, S/Sgt William Friedkas
Top Turret Gunner, S/Sgt Harry L. Sparks
Waist Gunner, Sgt Jesse R. Ellis
Tail Gunner, Sgt Michael J. Pranzetelli
- Rank: First Lieutenant
- Date of birth: 12 March 1919
- Date of death: 4 July 1944
- County: Sevier
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 801st Bomber Group, 36th Bomber Squadron, Heavy
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Olney Cemetery, Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XVII, Bottom Panel
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