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Walter McRae Bagot

Military

Shot down 26 November 1944 in B-17 #4337846 'Phony Express. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allied...

  • 600th Bomb Squadron
  • 813th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37846 Phony Express

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/5/44; Hunter 7/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-T] Nuthampstead 18/7/44; (31m) Missing in Action Misburg 26/11/44 with Kermit Pope, Co-pilot: Walt Bagot, Navigator: John Jurcyk, Bombardier: Walter Poole, Flight...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Biloxi, MS, USA 29 July 1919
Enlisted Jackson, MS, USA 22 October 1940

Aviation Cadet

Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 26 November 1944

Held as a POW at Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany.

Buried Phoenix, AZ, USA March 2001

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Plot: SEC E2 ROW A SITE 12

Died Phoenix, AZ, USA 20 March 2001

Maricopa County

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2017 00:43:30 Brian Hamilton Changes to nickname
Sources

noted on personal documents and flight pin engraving

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2017 03:58:41 Brian Hamilton Changes to service number
Sources

the service number indicated on Walter's records from 1961 is: FV697020, however there is a serial number on his enlistment record from 1940 which is 14023939

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2017 03:55:28 Brian Hamilton Changes to awards
Sources

though it's difficult to decipher all of the abbreviations on the original document, these are awards I am sure are represented as given.

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2017 03:20:17 Brian Hamilton Changes to events
Sources

additional facts are from Walter Bagot's personal papers and family records.

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2017 01:47:26 Brian Hamilton Changes to middlename, highest rank, events and unit associations
Sources

family documents

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11144 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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