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Leo C Walsh

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) 12 August 1944 in B-17 near Penn, England.

Service

Units served with

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allied...

  • 600th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107191 “Peggy”

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 18/3/44; Kearney 29/9/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-K] AAF-131 Nuthampstead 9/4/44; while on practice mission 4/5/44 with Lt K. Elwood collided in mid-air with 42-102467, but ret to base, vertical fin was damaged. ...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Washington DC
Died Penn, Buckinghamshire 12 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2017 19:39:22 DHardie Changes to events
Sources

Place of death referenced to crash of The Tomahawk Warrior, B-17 G ser 42-107191 on 12 August 1944

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2017 19:36:21 DHardie Changes to service number
Sources

From WW2 Army Air Corps casualty list

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / document

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