Talk:Charles Donald Albury

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World War II[edit]

The following points are from War's End by Charles W. Sweeney. (1997) Avon Books. ISBN 0-380-78874-8

  • The 509th Composite Group was activated December 17, 1944, not in September 1944. p.94.
  • Don Albury (as Sweeney refers to him in the book) was one of three pilots under Sweeney assigned to testing the XB-29 and YB-29 delivered to Eglin Air Base in September, 1943. pp. 38-39, 43, 52.
  • Albury went with Sweeney to Wendover Air Base in September, 1944. p. 81.
  • Albury was one of two pilots included in a group invited by Tibbets to form the nucleus of what became the 509th. Tibbets formed two air crews, one headed by himself with Bob Lewis as his co-pilot, and the other headed by Sweeney, with Albury as his co-pilot. p. 107.

I'm reluctant to make any major edits to this article (he was my second cousin). An ebook edition of Sweeney's book may be available for borrowing through a library (http://openlibrary.org/books/OL1008554M/War's_end), if someone wants to verify this information and use it. -- Donald Albury 12:50, 4 February 2012 (UTC)