Albert Reposa was born on March 17, 1916. He enlisted in the Massachusetts National Guard on November 25th 1940, and two months later entered the United States Army at the Boston Army Base. Reposa trained at Camp Edwards and was later sent to gunnery school in Nevada. After, he was sent to a base in East Lansing, Michigan. On February 4th 1943 Sergeant Albert Reposa was a gunner on a U. S. Army, Douglas A-20C Havoc. He left Cumberland Air Base in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to take part in a joint-training exercise with members of the 3rd Armored Division. Due to severe storms during the flight the pilot, Major Arnold J. Bailey took the plane to 13,000 feet and gave the order to bail out before crashing. Sergeant Reposa’s body was later recovered in May of 1943 on the shore of Wareham. A memorial service was held for him at St. Jude’s Chapel and he was buried at St. Patrick’s cemetery. Sergeant Reposa’s memorial is located at the intersection of Route 28 and Santuit-Newtown Road in Cotuit, Massachusetts.
Organization Responsible for Installation:
The Town of Barnstable
Memorial War Era(s):
Santuit-newtown Road and Route 28 Cotuit, MA 02635
Published on May 12, 2020