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42-67261

P-38 Lightning

Lost 25 May 44 - Capt. William A Walker KIFA

Service

Units

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 436th Fighter Squadron

People

  • William Walker

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot/squadron commander | 479th Fighter Group
    A native of Jacksonville, Texas and graduate of its public schools and Lon Morris College, Captain Walker attended Texas A&M College, was employed by the Humble Oil & Refining Company, and entered the Air Corps in March 1941. Captain Walker was in the...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed 25 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2022 14:57:31 general ira snapsorter Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, markings, description, events and unit associations
Sources

"Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Bishop & Hey
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search/

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