ALBERT E. BROWNING|
World War II
Memories and Biography
(Taken from a letter to Will Lundy)
15180 LaGrande Plaza
Warren, MI 48093
November 25, 1986
Just a short note to thank you for your letter of November 19th. Was glad to hear the information I sent was helpful to you. I don't know how the official records could have been so fouled up.
Will, I can't recall that the name of the plane we crash-landed in Switzerland was called "Channel Hopper." Our crew, up until our last mission, was never assigned a specific plane and each mission we flew was in a different aircraft. If the "Channel Hopper" had a name and painting on it, I honestly do not remember seeing it. I personally believe the plane we had that day did not have a name or painting anywhere on it. I could be wrong, but I think I would have remembered. Our crew always talked about naming a plane assigned to us as "The Dual Sack," but as I previously stated, this didn't happen prior to our last mission.
Jack Dowd informed me that Donald Alberts, our bombardier, died quite a number of years ago. It's possible the rest of the crew may still be alive and hopefully over a period of time between Jack and I, we may find out something about them.
Best of luck in your research and reporting those. If I can be of any further assistance to you, please let me know.
P.S. I still haven't received a response from Clarence R. Jones. Been a couple of months since I wrote to him. (604 Colredge Road, Utica, New York --315-733-2512).