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Walter F Landers Jr

Military

Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Co-pilot aboard B-24 assembly ship 'First Sergeant'.
Shot down by flak and crashed at Waldrach on 9-Aug-44 in B-24 41-28942. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7890

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Evert Thompson

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Waldrach on 8/9/44 in B-24 #4128942 POW

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. ...

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 752nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born 1917
Enlisted Westover Field, Chicopee Falls, MA 27 August 1942

Westover Field,
Chicopee Falls ,
Massachusetts

Based Horsham St Faith 1944 – 9 August 1944

Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Waldrach, Germany 9 August 1944

Shot down by flak and crashed at Waldrach on 9-Aug-44 in B-24 41-28942. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7890

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 9 August 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 October 2019 20:18:06 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29443271
https://www.fold3.com/record/83422622-walter-f-landers-jr
https://www.458bg.com/stories-firstsergeant
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=466&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7890 & Page 278of the book LIBERATORS OVER EUROPE by Mackay, Bailey & Scorza, D790G458

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