Bobby Joe Albertson Missing in Action Vietnam May 31, 1966

Bobby Joe Albertson 

Command Master Sergeant

Unit: 61st Troop Carrier Squadron 

Date of Birth: 30-Aug-37
Date of Death: 31-May-66
City: Anaheim
State: CA

Notes: Command Master Sergeant Albertson was a member of the 61st Troop Carrier Squadron, Da Nang Airbase, South Vietnam. On May 31, 1966, he was the flight engineer of a Lockheed Hercules Transport (C-130E) with a mission of placing a floating bomb on the Song Ma River that would detonate as it passed under the Ham Ron Bridge in North Vietnam. As the bombing run was being made, the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. For more information see:

Did you know Bobby Joe Albertson? Did you serve with him? Did you wear his bracelet? Do you have a story of him or photo to share?  If you can answer yes to any of those questions, please leave a comment, so all can know that he has not been forgotten.




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