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Walker L Boone

Military

Assigned to VIII fighter command. Transferred to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 x kills. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: AM (3 OLC), Bronze Star, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • VIII Fighter Command
  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. It flew all three of the USAAF's principal fighters. On D-Day every available Thunderbolt provided air cover to the Allied...

  • 350th Fighter Squadron
  • 82nd Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

Aircraft

  • 44-14538

    P-51 Mustang

  • 44-14793

    P-51 Mustang

  • AR283

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire AR283 Mk Vb, Built at Westland. ...

  • 44-14686

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 353FS, 350FG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Events

Event Location Date
Enlisted Tulsa, OK, USA 16 October 1940
Lived in Wyandotte, OK 74370, USA 1941
Crashed Membury, Axminster EX13, UK 14 November 1942

Taxiing Accident RAF Membury, Berkshire, ENG Cat 3 damage Lt Walker L Boone, 14-Nov-42.

Spitfire Vb AR-283 - 153OS 67OG.

Based 1943 – 3 July 1943

Assigned to VIII fighter command.

Transferred Duxford, Cambridge 3 July 1943 – 15 April 1944

Transferred to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK 15 April 1944 – 1 March 1945

Transferred to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK 25 October 1944

Take Off Accident due to Engine Failure Raydon/Sta 157 Cat 3 damage Capt Walker L Boone, 25-Oct-44.

P-51D10 44-14793 - 350FS 353FG 8AF.

E/A Destroyed Minden, Germany 26 November 1944

Fw190 destroyed Germany 26-Nov-44.

E/A Destroyed Germany 27 November 1944

Me109 destroyed Germany 27-Nov-44.

Promotion Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK 11 January 1945

Promoted to Major.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 1 March 1945

Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Crashed Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK 24 July 1945

Forced Landing Raydon/Sta 157 Cat 4 damage Maj Walker L Boone, 24-Jul-45.

P-51D10 44-14686 - 350FS 353FG 8AF.

Buried Wichita, KS, USA August 1962

Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum
Wichita
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA

Died Wichita, KS, USA 11 August 1962
Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2016 14:50:37 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards and events
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Boone&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Boone%2C+Walker+L...
https://www.fold3.com/page/84749801_walker_l%20boone/details/
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_boone_w_l.php
http://www.spitfireperformance.com/mustang/combat-reports/353-boone-26no...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50294352

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2016 12:30:33 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Boone&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Boone%2C+Walker+L...

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2015 09:57:05 Lucy May Changes to role
Sources

Combined two entries for Walker Boone, This entry now includes information from the following source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / EAGLES OF DUXFORD, The 78th Fighter Group in WW2 by Fry, p132

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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