Virginia Heroes

Albert Preston Breeden, Jr.

Ensign, Navy

Born: March 18, 1921
Hometown: Norfolk City, Virginia
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: August 9, 1946
Died In: Pacific
Awards: Purple Heart

Ensign Breeden served with the 27th Patrol Bombing Squadron. While scouting for enemy ships along the coast near Chimu Wan, Japan, a message was received that it had attacked an enemy vessel and another message was received 45 minutes later that the plane was continuing its mission. The plane was never heard from again.

He enlisted while he was a student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1942 and continued his studies until he graduated in March 1943 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

 

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