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Robert Kellogg Walker Jr

Military

Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wilhelmshaven 22-Mar-43 in B-24 41-23832 'Maggie'; hit by flak in the target area, lost altitude and fell out of the formation, attacked by fighters. Crashed into North Sea, vicinity of Alte Mellum Island. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 15585

Only 2 survived, Walker and Lester Klug. They were picked up by a ship heading for Heligoland and became Prisoner of War (POW)s. Walker is quoted in Lundy's book. Walker was put in Stalag Luft 3 and moved to a Nuremberg camp 49-11.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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  • Gideon Warne

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wilhelmshaven 22-Mar-43 in B-24 41-23832 'Maggie'; hit by flak in the target area, lost altitude and fell out of the formation, attacked by fighters. Crashed into North Sea, vicinity of Alte...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23832 'Maggie'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) was hit by flak in the target area , Wilhelmshaven, Germany 22-Mar-43. Losing altitude and falling behind the formation, it was attacked by fighers. Plane crashed into North Sea in the vicinity...

Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Newport Beach, California, USA 16 December 1918

Son of Robert K Sr and Polly Ranson [Witwer] Walker.

Enlisted Fort Des Moines, IA 31 October 1941

Fort Des Moines, Iowa

Based Shipdham 1943 – 22 March 1943

Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Vicinity of Alte Mellum Island 22 March 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Wilhelmshaven 22-Mar-43; Crashed into North Sea, vicinity of Alte Mellum Island. POW MACR 15585

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 22 March 1943 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III.

Died Menifee, CA 10 June 1950
Buried Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA 14 June 1950

Riverside National Cemetery
Riverside, Riverside County, California

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2020 12:22:09 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, nickname, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/118647769
https://www.fold3.com/record/77643251-robert-k-walker
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34945271/robert-k-walker

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 15585 / MACR 15585, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. 1 p. 92 by Bishop & Hey, National WWII Monument web site, 44th BG Roll of Honor and Casualties pp. 60-61 by Will Lundy / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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