John R Walker Jr

Military
media-28072.jpeg UPL 28072 Close up of Martin Marauder B-26B, 41-31765, ER-X, Fightin' Cock, - 450th BS, 322nd BG, and the 9th AF.

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Object Number - UPL 28072 - Close up of Martin Marauder B-26B, 41-31765, ER-X, Fightin' Cock, - 450th BS, 322nd BG, and the 9th AF.

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Returned to base in severely battle damaged A/C, ordered enlisted men to bail out. While trying to land the plane skidded off the runway and into the control tower. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15747.

Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), PH.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16119103
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator/Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36650962
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer / gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16108300
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19069933 / O-764829
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37527425
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Fightin Cock
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

Winston-Salem, NC 27 May 1942 Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Died

Andrewsfield Aviation Ltd, Saling Airfield Stebbing Great Dunmow Essex CM6 3TH, United Kingdom 12 August 1944 Returned to base in severely battle damaged A/C, ordered enlisted men to bail out. While trying to land the plane skidded off the runway and into the control tower. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15747.

Buried

13 August 1944 Interred Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial Coton, Cambs, UK Plot E Row 6 Grave 58

Based

Andrews Field 12 August 1944 Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Born

Guilford County, NC

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