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Milton I Waters Jr

Military

Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in either B-26 42-34212 or 42-96207. No MACR as accident (Clearly a replacement, as not from either of the original crew lists) Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • George Clearwater

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in 42-96207 No MACR as accident Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

  • William Cook

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed pilot Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

  • Charles Lipscomb

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio-Waist Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586 and 587BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. ...

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 43-34212

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed pilot 1st Lt William E Cook.

  • 42-96207

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed pilot 2Lt George W Clearwater Jr KIA 18-Dec-44.

Associated Place

  • Boreham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943-1944, it was used by B-26 Marauder bombers of the Ninth Air Force's 394th Bomb Group in 1944. The 315th Troop Carrier Group were temporary lodgers at the airfield in 1945, shortly before it closed. ...

  • Epinoy, France

    Crash site
    On 18 DEC 1944, two B-26s of the 394th BG were involved in a mid-air collision (Category 4 Damage) over Epinoy, France (ALG A-75). Both flight crews perished. except Radio-Gunner, T/Sgt Charles Lipscomb. He was ejected from his seat while waiting to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born San Bruno, CA 1 May 1922

Son of Milton I Snr and Genevieve Marie [Dowling] Waters.

Enlisted Los Angeles, CA 9 June 1942
Based Boreham 1944 – 18 December 1944

Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Epinoy, France 18 December 1944

Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in either B-26 42-34212 or 42-96207.

Buried Cambridge American Cemetery 19 December 1944

Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery
Coton, Cambs, UK

Buried Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA 1948

Re-Interred
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno, San Mateo County, CA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2020 11:55:50 Al_Skiff Changes to awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/311039360?terms=Milton%20I%20Waters
https://www.fold3.com/record/84980435-milton-i-waters-jr
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3646017/milton-i-waters

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2020 13:53:18 Greg Lipscomb Changes to biography
Sources

Greg Lipscomb

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2018 12:27:55 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/311039360?terms=Milton%20I%20Waters
https://www.fold3.com/record/84980435-milton-i-waters-jr
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3646017/milton-i-waters

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