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Walter A Bailey


Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4231447 'Cookie. ' Plane crashed into Baltic. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with


  • 42-31447

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 18/11/43; Kearney 2/12/43; Romulus 9/12/43; Syracuse 10/12/43; Presque Is 14/12/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-D] Snetterton 21/12/43; Missing in Action Rostock 11/4/44 with Jack Splan, Co-pilot: Clinton Ehret, Navigator: Bill Duff,...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...


Event Location Date
Born York, Pennsylvania, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Poland 11 April 1944
Died 11 April 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:46 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3811 / MACR 3811; Snetterton Falcons, page 99 & 130 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database