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Walter Patton Gray II

Military

Assigned to 49BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF.
AAF 1942 - 1945
• Reentered USAF 1953
• Flew Air Sea Rescue SB-17 "Dumbos" and SB-29 "Super Dumbos", Ernest Harmon AFB, Newfoundland
• Flew RC-121 and EC-121 "Connies", Otis AFB, MA and McClellan AFB, CA
• Retired Lt Col, USAF 1971

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-38078 Sweet Pea

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/12/43; Savannah 23/12/43; Assigned 347BS/99BG 7/1/44; 14m transferred 429BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; severe battle damaged Debreczen 21/9/44 with Guy Miller, Co-pilot: Tom Rybovich, Navigator: Theo Davich, Bombardier: Bob Mullen, Flight...

  • 42-38087

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 8/12/43; Dallas 30/12/43; Savannah 10/1/44; Assigned 49BS/2BG Amendola 2/2/44, with 20m cannon installed in tail; retUS 4134 BU Spokane 12/7/45; Recl Comp 2/5/46. TAIL CRAZY.

  • 42-38212

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/1/44; Morrison 1/3/44; Assigned 817BS/483BG Tortorella 30/3/44; transferred 49BS/9BG Amendola 31/3/44; sal 1/10/46.

  • 42-39999 Bataan Avenger

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 1/11/43; ...

  • 42-97161

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/44; Savannah 22/2/44; Morrison 5/3/44; Assigned 96BS/2BG Amendola 15/3/44; severe battle damaged Maribor 7/11/44 with Henry Reynolds, Co-pilot: Steve Watkins, Navigator: Bob Young, Bombardier: Bob McDuffie{Wounded in Action},...

  • 42-97575

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/12/43; Atlanta 21/1/44; 1SAG Langley 30/1/44; Assigned 49BS/2BG Amendola 24/3/44; transferred 774BS/463BG Celone /44; (loaned 347BS/99BG for one mission); Missing in Action Linz 27/12/44 with Chas Demos, Co-pilot: Andy Wynn,...

  • 42-97920

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 4/4/44; Kearney 29/6/44; Grenier 16/7/44; Assigned 49BS/2BG Amendola 11/7/44; battle damaged Debrecen, Hun 21/9/44 with Bob Williams, Co-pilot: Pat Margot, Navigator: J.W. Hines, Bombardier: Adrian Sierveld, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 44-6176

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 20/5/44; Hunter 14/6/44; Grenier 23/6/44; Presque Is 28/6/44; Assigned 49BS/2BG Amendola 4/7/44; Missing in Action Blechhammer 7/8/44 with Dwight Hastings, Co-pilot: Ken Durtschi, Navigator: Jim Shaw, Bombardier: Dominic Siani, Flight...

  • 44-6264 In the Bag

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 20/6/44; Dow Fd 30/6/44; Assigned 49BS/2BG Amendola 3/7/44; hit by RAF aircraft in parking accident 5/11/44; Salvaged.

  • 44-6367

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 16/7/44; Grenier 26/7/44; Assigned 49BS/2BG Amendola 31/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 10/7/45; Independence 12/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 2/1/46.

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Born Sewickley, Pennsylvania 6 June 1922

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 April 2019 05:41:05 Disnilandi Changes to events
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Gray Family History

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2019 22:43:15 Disnilandi Changes to biography
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Gray Family History

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2019 21:20:29 Disnilandi Changes to biography
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Gray Family History

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31 March 2019 19:59:17 Disnilandi Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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