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Walter Everrett Haberer

Military

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. James Goodman crew. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-32012 'Shark Tooth'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-P] Deenethorpe 5/3/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Corpus Christi, TX 3 March 1916

Son of Bruno Moltke and Carrie [Peterson] Haberer.

Enlisted 10 September 1941
Based Deenethorpe 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 10 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died San Antonio, TX 31 March 1974
Buried Sunset Memorial Park San Antonio, Bexar County, TX April 1974

Sunset Memorial Park
San Antonio,
Bexar County, Texas

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2020 18:00:04 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/147648669
https://www.fold3.com/image/627416661
https://www.fold3.com/record/60233032-walter-haberer
https://www.fold3.com/record/621171711-walter-haberer-1916
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/80733653/walter-everett-haberer

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2020 21:57:07 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=3407

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