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Walter L Moreno

Military

31 DEC 43 PARIS - BALL BEARING PLANT) "BIG CHIEF". CPT

Service

Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 418th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30152 Messie Bessie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/4/43; Smoky Hill 24/4/43; Walla Walla 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 20/5/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 96BG Andrews Fd 1/6/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 381BG Ridgewell 16/7/43; 418BS/100BG [LD-X] Thorpe Abbotts 7/43; battle damaged...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 September 2020 20:06:46 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added a connection to the 100th BG as listed in the A/C description.

Date Contributor Update
05 September 2020 20:05:25 jmoore43 Changes to firstname
Sources

Updated first name per records at 100th BG.
Source: http://www.100thbg.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=67:b...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.mcadams.org/fpdb/sqds_name2.asp

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