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Walter R Frederick

Military

1st Lt Walter R. Frederick 8th AF 56th FG 63rd.
Enlisted at 18 via Canada/RAF. Transferred to 63rd when the US moved to Boxted AFB.
Flew 300 hours, ground straffing; 1.5 kills; targeted trains, barges, caravans, depots.
Transferred to 463rd FS / 507th FG in Pacific in 1944.
Shot down over Japan, July 1945.

Service

People

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  • Frederick Christensen

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 56th Fighter Group
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  • Walter Cook

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 6 kills in 66 combat missions. Awards: DFC (3OLC), AM (3OLC), LOM, AF Comendation, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Drennan

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  • Joseph Egan

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
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  • Francis Gabreski

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
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  • George Hall

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  • Bishop Hamilton

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  • Gerald Johnson

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  • Robert Johnson

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
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Units served with

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 63rd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 451

    4 July 1944

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Brownsville 10 November 1921
Enlisted Montreal 15 March 1942
Training Victoriaville 15 March 1942 – 5 June 1942
Training Uplands 7 June 1942 – August 1942
Based Halesworth 8 July 1943 – 17 August 1943
Based Rednal, Shropshire 17 August 1943 – 1 July 943
Based Boxted 18 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2019 00:32:53 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to biography
Sources

Cfrederick and public sources.

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2019 00:12:16 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to media associations
Sources

Frederick Family Archives, DOD, local and regional newspapers

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2019 00:09:27 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to events
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Frederick Family Archives

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2019 23:56:07 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to media associations
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Frederick Family Archives

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2019 23:21:52 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to events
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Family and Military Archives

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2019 23:00:51 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to nickname, events, person associations and media associations
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Correspondence, family archives, photos

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2019 20:29:25 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to media associations
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First official after RCAF in England transfer to 56th FG 63rd FS in December 1943

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2019 19:25:40 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to person associations
Sources

Correspondence with heirs of Lt. Reed who knew Lt. Frederick by nickname.

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2019 19:12:30 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to events
Sources

Military papers & his personal notes

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2019 19:01:16 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

DOD Combat Report filed by Lt. Frederick

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2019 02:33:16 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to place associations and mission associations
Sources

Sourced by Quaker Schlemiel, nephew of Walter R. Frederick

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2019 02:25:46 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to nickname, highest rank, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Sourced by Quaker Schlemiel, nephew of Walter R. Frederick

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/personnel.htm

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