Twenty year old Sidcup born Albert was the wireless operator aboard Short Stirling BF413 HA-T that had just returned from a successful operation to Bochum on the night of May 13th 1943. While walking to the de-briefing room he was tragically killed when Short Stirling BF480 HA-I “Ink” careered out of control on landing at Downham Market. Albert received a fractured skull and multiple injuries, he died 5 minutes after being struck. He is buried in the Chislehurst and Sidcup Cemetery, Kent. He had just returned from his first operation.