Floyd Bart Walden

Military

Object Number - UPL 19549 - 2nd Lt. Floyd B. Walden Jr.

Floyd Walden Jr. was in the 491st BG, while his only brother James B. Walden was in the 306th BG.

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Units served with

A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-78289) nicknamed "Flak Strainer" of the 484th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force. Image via P Gandillet. Handwritten caption on reverse: '42078289 B024L 824 BS- 84 BG 15th AF "Flak Strainer" Dijon-Longvic Oct 1944.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 854th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 854th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 01283869
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: B24 Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 668872
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - The Little Gramper
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 491st Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron 852nd Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 1 August 1943
  • Official Description: 177 B-24’s, of IX Bomber Command (including Heavy Bombers on loan from Eighth AF) are dispatched to bomb oil refineries at Ploesti and nearby Campina. The operation (TIDALWAVE) is costly, 54 planes and 532 airmen being lost, but damage to the targets...

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Bombardier School

Midland, TX, USA Graduated from Midland Bombardier School class 42-17.

Born

1918-10-25 Dekalb County, Georgia

Died

1999-09-14 Woodstock, Cherokee County, Georgia

Enlisted

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Date18 Feb 2020 06:31:43
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Add DFC

Date18 Feb 2020 06:29:28
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Based on oral communication from Floyd B Walden Jr. to his son Eric.

Date17 Feb 2018 16:50:01
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Bio update

Date17 Jan 2018 04:38:09
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Service

Date16 Jan 2018 06:28:21
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Date16 Jan 2018 05:59:18
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role

Date16 Jan 2018 05:54:22
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Service

Date30 May 2016 16:39:59
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See media item DFC Recipient Floyd B. Walden

Date1 Feb 2016 02:23:46
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Personal family history

Date27 Sep 2014 18:09:37
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / WWW.491st.org roster

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