Liptak, Albert Jr.

Albert B Liptak U.S. Army WWII
Albert B Liptak U.S. Army WWII

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Date of Birth: 5/28/1922
Died On: 12/12/2005
Street Address: Oakwood Ave
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Army Air Corps

Veteran Code: USARMY-381

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Albert B Liptak

Albert B Liptak was born in Greenwich, CT on May 28th, 1922. In Rye Albert lived on Oakwood Ave with his father Albert, his mother Winifred, and sister Dorothy and they were members of the Presbyterian Church. Albert’s father had a high school education, was a WWI veteran and worked as an architect. Albert’s mother had a high school education and was a homemaker.

Albert was a proud member of the Rye High School class 1940. In high school Albert was known as self reliant. Albert also participated in drivers club, airplane club, badminton club, and chess club. In Albert’s free time he enjoyed shooting hoops on the basketball court with his basketball team.

After high school Albert enrolled in the oldest senior military college, and the "Birthplace of ROTC" Norwich University in Vermont, to study engineering. However Albert, left his studies to “enlist in the Army Air Corps in September of 1943. During the war he was stationed at Morrison Field in Palm Beach FL where he was an aerial gunnery instructor on multiple aircraft including B17s, B24s and B29s. He also designed a state of the art compensating gun sight for use in aerial combat.

After the war ended, he was assigned to the Air Transport Command and flew dozens of international missions in C47 aircraft. Upon receiving an honorable discharge in August of 1946, Albert returned to Norwich to finish his undergraduate studies and went on to graduate studies at Carnegie Institute of Technological (now Carnegie Mellon). After graduate school he had a life-long career with General Electric’s Aircraft Engine business working in jet engine design, development and test. He retired in 1988.” - Mark Liptak 12/2020

Albert Liptak, Age 83, of Marblehead, MA, entered peacefully into rest on Dec. 12, 2005, with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Jane Liptak of Marblehead, MA and loving father of Mark Liptak of Topsfield, MA and John Liptak of Marblehead, MA. Grandfather to Cary and Alex Liptak. Brother to Dorothy Homewood of Stuart, FL. Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Austin Harvey
RHS 2021

Sources: Boston Globe Dec. 22, 2005, RHS Yearbook 1940, 1940 Census, Mark Liptak

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