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Ronald W. Walker


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


Units served with

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb 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...


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

Lee Cunningham 7-Nov-2014.

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

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

Lee Cunningham 7-Nov-2014. CO added,; Decorations: