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Walter J Collyer Jr

Military

Tail Gunner B-17 "I'll Get By" 42-102700, Shot down by flak and crashed near Lisieux on 8/2/44, Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102700 "I'll Get By"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Dow Fd 3/5/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-Z] Horham 4/5/44; 22m, Missing in Action Paris 2/8/44 with Capt Bob Baber, Co-pilot: Jasper Kaylor, Navigator: Ray Dallas, Bombardier: Frank Sohm, Flight engineer/top...

Missions

  • 510

    2 August 1944

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Hyde, Pennsylvania, USA
Lived in Brooklyn, NY, USA 1940
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 2 August 1944 – 1945

Prisoner of War. Stalag Luft 4, Gross Tychow.

Shot down 14100 Lisieux, France 2 August 1944

Shot down by flak and crashed near Lisieux on 2/8/44, Prisoner of War (POW).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2015 12:30:48 Al_Skiff Changes to service number
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
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Date Contributor Update
20 December 2015 12:13:11 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, middlename, suffix, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7701 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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