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Walter D Caldwell

Military

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Robert Hullar

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD). 36 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME

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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. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97557 "Mercy's Madhouse"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/12/43; 1SAG Langley 12/1/44; Mitchell 15/1/44; Assigned 482BG (H2X) Alconbury 5/2/44; transferred 422NLS/305BG [JJ-S] Chelveston 20/3/44; 544BS/384BG [SU-X] Grafton Underwood 4/8/44; 358BS/303BG [VK-X] Molesworth 8/44; landing...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kenosha County, WI 18 January 1922
Enlisted Milwaukee, WI 21 September 1942
Based Molesworth September 1944 – March 1945

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Williams Bay, WI 7 July 2000
Buried Roselawn Memory Gardens, Williams Bay, WI 12 July 2000

Roselawn Memory Gardens
Williams Bay,
Walworth County, WI

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2019 13:01:31 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/47656566-walter-d-caldwell
https://www.fold3.com/record/84440506-walter-d-caldwell
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106427219/walter-d-caldwell

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2017 15:37:54 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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