Albert Merl Sandlin

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army Air Forces

HOMETOWN
Houston, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A STAFF SERGEANT WITH THE 511TH BOMBARDMENT SQUADRON, EIGHTH AIR FORCE, ON A COMBAT MISSION OVER GERMANY DURING SEPTEMBER 1944 AND HE WAS SERVING AS WAIST GUNNER. HE WAS CAPTURED BY GERMAN FORCES AFTER HIS AIRPLANE WAS SHOT DOWN ON 12 SEPTEMBER 1944, AND WAS HELD AS A PRISONER OF WAR UNTIL THE END OF HOSTILITIES IN 1945. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION AND THE PRISONER OF WAR MEDAL.