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Walter R Frederick

Military

1st Lt Walter R. Frederick 8th AF 56th FG 63rd.
Enlisted at 18 via Canada/RCAF. Flew 400 hours/20 forays. Received Volunteer Service Award.

Transferred to 63rd FG / 56th FG when the US entered the war and moved to Boxted AFB.
Flew 500 hours/100 missions, ground straffing; 1.5 kills; targeted trains, barges, caravans, depots.

Transferred to 301st FW / 20th AF Dec 1944.

Transferred to 463rd FS / 507th FG in Pacific in 1 Jul 1945.
Flew over 100 missions between Aug 1943 and July 1945.
Based at Ryukyu Islands
Shot down at Ibusuki Pt. in Sea of Japan, flew 4 missions on his last day, 28 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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  • George Hall

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  • Bishop Hamilton

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  • Gerald Johnson

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  • Robert Johnson

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Units served with

Aircraft

Missions

  • 451

    4 July 1944

  • 452

    4 July 1944

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • Chateaudun

    Military site : airfield

  • Chateaudun, France

    Other location

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

RCAF pilot transferred to USAAF

Based Rednal, Shropshire 17 August 1943 – 1 July 943

56th FG 63rd FS

Based Boxted 18 April 1944 – 20 December 1944

56th FG 63rd FS 8th AF

Based 20 December 1944 – 30 June 1945

301st FW 20th AF
Okinawa

Based 1 July 1945 – 28 July 1945

463rd FW 537th FS 8th AF
Ryukyu Islands

Buried Pearl Harbor Memorial 28 July 1945

Court of the Missing - 7

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 September 2020 19:52:41 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to awards
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per TogetherWeServed

Date Contributor Update
22 September 2020 19:46:35 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to biography
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Additions per MACR

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2020 19:05:15 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to events
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Updated Pacific History

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2020 18:51:52 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to biography
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Revised Pacific history

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2020 18:47:12 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to events
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Updated Pacific history

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2020 13:38:04 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to events
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USAAF / RCAF records

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2020 16:11:24 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to awards
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Togetherweserved.com

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2020 20:10:36 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to unit associations
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Add Pacific Theater

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2019 22:29:02 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to biography
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From actual military records in possession.

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2019 00:32:53 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to biography
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Cfrederick and public sources.

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