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Biography
 
Alfred R. Darbyshire
Alfred R. Darbyshire, Baton Rouge Nat. Convention 1998
Last Name: 
DARBYSHIRE
First Name Middle Initial:
ALFRED R
Nick Name:
'DARBY'
Street:  704 S 11 ST City & State: LAMAR, CO E-Mail: 
Zip: 81052 Phone:  Spouse:
Conflict: WW II Service Branch: Army Air Corp Unit: 8AF 492 BG 859 BS 2 DIV
Theater: ETO Where Captured: GERMANY Date Captured: 07/12/44
Camps Held In: STALAG LUFT IV AND I How Long Interned: 293 days
Liberated / repatriated: liberated Date Liberated: 05/45 Age at Capture: 19
Medals Received: AIR MEDAL, POW MEDAL
Military Job: GUNNER Company:
Occupation after War:  TRUCK DRIVER, MACHINIST

 

Bio:

Alfred Roy Darbyshire was with the 8th Air Force when he was shot down on July 12, 1944 over Germany. S/Sgt. Darbyshire was interned at Dulag Luft, near Frankfurt, Germany where he was interrogated for several weeks before he was sent to Stalag Luft 4. He was liberated on May of 1945 by the Russian Army, and had the opportunity of meeting the famed Marshall Zukoff.
Al was awarded the Air Medal, POW Medal, ETO, Good Conduct and several Sharp Shooters Medals.

 

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