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Albert Leroy LOCKWOOD, JR

Albert Leroy LOCKWOOD, JR

Male 1923 - 1986  (63 years)

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  • Name Albert Leroy LOCKWOOD 
    Suffix JR 
    Born 1923  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    CAUS Colon Cancer 
    EDUC BS, Drexel Univ, 1949 
    OCCU Petro-chemical engineer 
    RELI Episcopal 
    Died 27 Oct 1986  Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Camden, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1 Nov 1986  Lakeview Memorial Park Cemetery, Cinnaminson, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I35  The Turses
    Last Modified 24 May 2014 

    Father Albert Leroy LOCKWOOD,   b. 4 Jun 1889, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1942, Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Lily BOWERS,   b. 17 Sep 1890, Burslem, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1970, Pennsauken, Camden, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1909  Hopewell, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3425  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan Caroline TURSE,   b. 1 Jul 1929, Hackensack Hospital, Bergen, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1979, Pennsauken, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 1949  St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Montvale, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Michael LOCKWOOD,   b. 1950,   d. 1950  (Age 0 years)
     2. Deborah Anne LOCKWOOD,   b. 16 Dec 1953, Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1953, Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2016 00:41:51 
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1949 - St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Montvale, NJ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1 Nov 1986 - Lakeview Memorial Park Cemetery, Cinnaminson, NJ Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Al Lockwood, Joan Turse with Martha & George Hellstern, Ellsworth Turse 1947
    Al Lockwood, Joan Turse with Martha & George Hellstern, Ellsworth Turse 1947
    L-R Martha Ritter, Albert Lockwood, Joan Turse, Ellsworth Turse, George Hellstern

    Histories
    Albert Lockwood World War II Air Crew History
    Albert Lockwood World War II Air Crew History
    Sgt Al Lockwood unit history and photos taken of Al at Guam and Iwo Jima

  • Notes 
    • During World War II, S/Sgt. Albert Lockwood was the tail gunner on the B29 "The City of Trenton". The crew must have really liked Al, since the aircraft was formerly “The City of Bakersfield”, and they renamed it in his honor. The plane was based on Guam in 1945. It went down off Iwo Jima after being delayed by a typhoon on return from a mission over Nagoya, Japan. Sumitomo Metals in Nagoya was the prime target. The crew all got out just fine, with Sgt McNeil breaking a leg after careening off of a tent on the ground . The crew flew 25 missions and were awarded the Distinguished Unit Commendation and 2 air medals each. Aircraft was one of the 20th Air Force's 314th Bomb Wing. The aircrew was: Crew #14  1st Lt John L. Randolph, Aircraft Commander, 28th Squadron, 19th Bomb Group, 314th Wing; F/O Billy R. Huffman, Navigator 1st Lt Bernard Van Arkel; Bombardier 2d Lt William E McFain; Radio Officer 1st Lt Joseph E. Jamieson; Flight Engineer F/O Thomas Adams , R T/Sgt Lloyd B. Ford; CFC T/Sgt Kenneth G. Aiken; Right Gunner S/Sgt Joseph H. Alves; Right Gunner S/Sgt William R McNeill; Right Gunner S/Sgt Harry D. McCluskey; Left Gunner S/Sgt Chester E. Williams; and Tail Gunner S/Sgt Albert L. Lockwood.

      The crew assembled at Lincoln AAB NB, Oct ’44. Crew training was at Pyote AAB TX and Clovis AAB, NM during period from Nov to Mar ’44. The crew was sent to Kearney AAB NB, Mar ’45, issued new clothing and combat equipment items plus a new B-29 aircraft. The crew flew the new aircraft for 2-3 flights for testing and instrument calibration; then flew to Mather Field, Sacemento, CA, for some new modifications. The crew departed for overseas, made overnight stops at Honolulu and Kwajalean and arrived North Field, Guam, April 10, 1945. Once in Guam, the airplane was reassigned to a more senior crew , and the crew got the old “City of Bakersfield” to be reworked and renamed the “City of Trenton”. Al was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for the heroism he displayed in the missions executed during the war.

      A complete narrative of the mission, compiled by Darrell Landau is posted on our family genealogy website under Histories.

      After the war he attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA where he earned his degree in mechanical and petro-chemical engineering. He also met his future wife, Joan Caroline Turse, while in college. They were married in 1949 and subsequently had four children, two which died in infancy. Albert worked at the Naval Jet Propulsion Lab in Philadelphia, PA and Trenton, NJ. During his long and very successful career as an engineer, he played a major role in the development of synthetic oil for use in high performance military aircraft; and was instrumental in helping develop the Harrier, renowned for its use in the Falklands War, and many advanced helicopters. Much time was spent abroad in Scotland working with Rolls Royce on engine development for these aircraft. He was a long time resident of Pennsauken, NJ, a very loving father and animal lover

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  • Sources 
    1. [S730] Marriage Certificate.