Person Male Born 29/11/1921 Died 23/12/1997
Flying Officer Fred Elbert Almos was born on 29 November 1921 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA, the son of Peter Almos (1892-1970) and Grace Almos née Knight (1896-1987).
United States Federal Censuses show that from 1930 to 1940 he was living in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, California. He undertook service pilot training in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA in 1940 and later that year he joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in Canada coming to England where he landed in Liverpool, Lancashire. In 1941 he was assigned to No.121 Squadron. On 20 April 1942 he flew one of the 47 Spitfires from the aircraft carrier USS Wasp to Malta where he was assigned to No.126 Squadron and took part in the defence of Malta.
Married to Ruth Kathryn Valencia (1923-1999), their son Edward Leon Almos was born on 3 December 1945 in Santa Clara, California. He and his wife divorced in July 1967 and he went to live in Winter Garden, Florida. He died, aged 76 years, on 23 December 1997.