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First Name: Albert

Last Name: Sandlin

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Houston, TX
Middle Name: M.

Date of Birth: 04 February 1922

Date of Death: 21 June 1985

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Years Served:
Albert Merl Sandlin

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Albert Merl Sandlin

Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Force

Silver Star

Department of the Army, General Orders No. 42 (August 25, 1949)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Staff Sergeant [then Sergeant] Albert M. Sandlin (ASN: 18078167), United States Army Air Forces, for gallantry in action against the enemy on 12 September 1944, while serving with the 511th Bombardment Squadron, EIGHTH Air Force, on a combat mission over Germany.
En route to the target, his aircraft, on which he was serving as waist gunner, was crippled by flak, forcing the crew to bail out. Sergeant Sandlin refused to leave the airplane until he had administered oxygen and first aid to a wounded comrade and helped him clear the airplane a few moments before the airplane exploded. Sergeant Sandlin's heroic action saved the life of his crew mate.

Sergeant Albert M. Sandlin (ASN: 18078167), United States Army Air Forces, 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.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316558   Created by: drjones46




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