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Ernest Pilot

Military

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Returned to base in severely battle damaged A/C B-26 41-31765, ordered to bail out over base. A/C crashed fatally, Returned to Duty (RTD) on 25-Aug-44.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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  • John Walker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Returned to base in severely battle damaged A/C, ordered enlisted men to bail out. While trying to land the plane skidded off the runway and into the control tower. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15747. ...

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Michigan, USA 17 January 1924
Lived in Michigan, USA 1941
Enlisted Detroit, MI, USA 1 July 1942
Based Andrews Field 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Baled out Andrewsfield Aviation Ltd, Saling Airfield Stebbing Great Dunmow Essex CM6 3TH, United Kingdom 12 August 1944

Returned to base in severely battle damaged A/C B-26 41-31765, ordered to bail out over base. A/C crashed fatally.

Returned to Duty (RTD) Andrewsfield Aviation Ltd, Saling Airfield Stebbing Great Dunmow Essex CM6 3TH, United Kingdom 25 August 1944

Returned to Duty (RTD) on 25-Aug-44.

Honourable discharge United States 1 November 1945

USAAF Release Date: 1-Nov-45

Buried Dearborn Heights, MI, USA June 2005

Saint Hedwig Cemetery
Dearborn Heights
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Died Redford Charter Twp, MI, USA 4 June 2005

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2018 17:54:55 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
18 May 2017 21:06:25 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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