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Oscar Jacob Albrecht

Male 1905 - 1944  (~ 39 years)


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  • Name Oscar Jacob Albrecht 
    Born Feb 1905  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military WW2  [2
    • Pilot Officer O. J. Albrecht served in the RCAF during the Second World War; he was one of six airmen who perished in an aircraft crash in Switzerland on 28 April 1944.
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1931  526 Roxton Rd, Toronto, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-178020 
    Died 28 Apr 1944  Wahlkreis Toggenburg, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Vevey (St. Martin's) Cemetery, Vevey, , , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I178020  Generations
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2019 

    Father Louis Balthaser Albrecht,   b. 4 Nov 1869, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1931, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Susanna Scharlach,   b. 30 Aug 1869, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1929, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Family ID F10151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Julia Elizabeth O'Connor 
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F7558  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Feb 1905 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1931 - 526 Roxton Rd, Toronto, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Vevey (St. Martin's) Cemetery, Vevey, , , Switzerland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Oscar Jacob Albrecht
    Oscar Jacob Albrecht
    From FindAGrave submitted by Shirley Hearn

  • Notes 
    • Eight air crew members of 166 Squadron were on board Avro Lancaster (#LL750) bomber when it took flight from its base at RAF Station Ludford Magna in Lincolnshire; the Lancaster was one of 323 'Lancs' and 1 Mosquito aircraft which had set out on a night operation over Friedrichshaven in Germany. A German night fighter attacked the Lancaster, shooting it down and causing it to burn and crash on a hillside near Gr├Ąppelensee (Lake Gr├Ąppelen) in the Swiss Alps; six airmen perished in the crash and two others survived (POW).
      The casualties of this incident were:-
      RCAF Pilot Officer Oscar Jacob ALBRECHT,
      RAFVR Sergeant William Gowland ANDERSON,
      RAFVR Sergeant Francis Henry BATHMAKER,
      RAFVR Flying Officer John Raymond BURTON,
      RAF Warrant Officer Bertram Bernard NOBLE and
      RAF Sergeant Maurice George SMITH.

      Oscar Jacob Albrecht (1905 - 1944) - Find A Grave Memorial. (2017). Findagrave.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017, from https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=91707855

  • Sources 
    1. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 26 Pg 16.

    2. [S2173] Find A Grave, Oscar Jacob Albrecht (1905 - 1944) - Find A Grave Memorial. (2017). Findagrave.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017, from https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=91707855.