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Walter Irving Lawson



Units served with

  • 332nd Fighter Group

    332nd Fighter Group

    The United States entered World War II with a military that was segregated by race and remained segregated until 1948. War Department planners generally placed White and African-American Army personnel in separate units during World War II. ...

  • 99th Fighter Squadron

    99th Fighter Squadron

    The 99th was originally formed as the Army Air Force's first African American fighter squadron, then known the 99th Pursuit Squadron. The personnel received their initial flight training at Tuskegee, Alabama earning them the nickname Tuskegee Airmen....


Event Location Date
Born Chancellor, VA 22407, USA 1 November 1919
Graduated Pilot Training/Commissioned Tuskegee, AL, USA 5 August 1942

Class 42-G-SE

Died Offutt AFB, NE, USA 26 February 1952

Killed in the crash of an RB-50 of the 343rd SRS at Offutt AFB

Buried 3 March 1952

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 3, Site 1383.


Date Contributor Update
03 December 2016 21:03:00 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2016 21:02:31 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations