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Walter N Cranson


Served as a co-pilot to Thomas M. Sisson during the war. Walt kept a diary during his time as a pilot and published it as My Combat Diary: 26 Jan - 6 Jun 1945 by Walt Cranson (Compiled and produced by Mike Hyde and Doreen Hibbert 2000).



  • Thomas Sisson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Entered service at Denver, CO 19 February 1943. Joined 392nd BG 1 March 1945. Rank at end of WW II was 1st Lt. Rank at retirement from service was Lt. Col.

  • Dean Strain

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Meckelfeld (Harburg, Luneburg, Niedersachsen, Lower Saxony Germany) in B-24 #4251481. Buried at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery in Kansas, USA. A collection of pictures from local artists was dedicated to the La Junta...

  • Amberg Van

    Military | 392nd Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

  • 579th Bomb Squadron


Date Contributor Update
18 September 2019 03:23:17 Kris45 Changes to biography and person associations

My Combat Diary by Walt Cranson, 2000

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

392nd BG Memorial Association Membership Directory, June 1987 & Page 240 in the book SECOND AIR DIVISIONby Turner Publishing Company, 1998, D790.A2S45 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia