Nuthampstead Airfield Museum

Bob Rini

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62 years old
Seattle, Washington, USA
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My uncle, Lt. Albert Albino, was stationed at Nuthampstead during the war.  He flew a P38 with the 55th Fighter Group, and 38th Fighter Squadron.  Lt. Albino was killed in action on November 29th, 1943 over Occupied Holland.  He was officially listed as missing in action, but his remains were recovered from Hoogeveen, Netherlands, when local workmen were digging for a tunnel near the train station.  According to eyewitnesses, once he was hit, Albino directed his burning aircraft toward the train tracks to stop the flow of German supplies, but apparently the German built the tracks right over him.  This past year, 70 years after his death, the Dutch erected a memorial in the Hoogeveen train bstation consisting of one blade from one of his propellers.                  

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