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Ronald W. Walker

Military

Commanding Officer, 301st Bombardment Group, 3-February-1942 to 2-September-1942

Service

Units served with

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2014 18:05:10 Lee8thbuff Changes to highest rank and role
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Nov-2014. http://www.usaaf.com/8thaf/bomber/301bg.HTM

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2014 18:02:43 Lee8thbuff Changes to firstname
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Nov-2104. Correction to typo in name.

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2014 18:01:51 Lee8thbuff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, biography, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Nov-2014. CO added, http://www.usaaf.com/8thaf/bomber/301bg.HTM; Decorations: http://www.301bg.com/walker_ronald_w7393_301bg.cfm

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