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Sterling Francis Alden




  • Robert Ballinger

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner/Togglier | 416th Bomb Group

  • Earl DeMun

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 416th Bomb Group

  • Willard Land

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 416th Bomb Group

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Units served with


  • 43-10194

    A-20 Havoc

  • 43-9390

    A-20 Havoc
    Shot down by AA fire north of Abbeville on mission to Frévent, France on 8 August 1944. Pilot 1Lt Norman V. Shainberg and both gunners POW. MACR 7799

  • 43-9450 Holey Joe

    A-20 Havoc
    Crashed after mid-air collision with A-20G (43-21483) on a routine training flight at Thorny Toll, Cambridgeshire on 30 August 1944. Pilot 2Lt John D. Smith was killed.

  • 43-9439 Out Hell'n

    A-20 Havoc

Associated Place

  • Wethersfield

    Military site : airfield
    Planned in 1942 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Wethersfield was then supposed to be loaned to the RAF in 1943, but was re-allocated to the Ninth Air Force by the time it was complete. Built during 1943-44, it had three concrete runways, 49 loop...


Event Location Date
Born Sebec, Maine 16 June 1918
Lived in East Hartford, Connecticut 16 October 1940
Enlisted Hartford, Connecticut 16 October 1942
First 416th BG Combat Mission Conches, France 6 March 1944
Final 416th BG Combat Mission Rouen, France 27 August 1944

Flew a 65 combat mission tour

Died Gresham, Oregon 4 January 1990
Buried Portland, Oregon 8 January 1990

Willamette National Cemetery
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
COL-1, X, 113


Date Contributor Update
02 April 2021 00:00:44 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations