John William Walch

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 19612 - Group photo taken in 1945 of a Reconnaissance Group in England, possibly at Watton. From William Hahn: 'My father was stationed with the US Army...

KIA 19 March 1945. OSS KIA OSS mission(during CHISEL insertion mission) to Munster, Germany. A26 crashed in moor near Bramshe, Germany, just north of destination. to Munster, Germany.

DFC, BSM

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Units served with

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

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 25th Bomb Group 653rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12029790 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: A-26 Invader
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 856th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Pennsylvania 14 October 1917

Died

19 March 1945

Buried

Revisions

Date26 Sep 2020 20:13:27
Contributoroconnornj
Date1 Dec 2018 22:17:39
ContributorEmily
Sources

Removed source information added by Wattonman from biography

Date1 Dec 2018 00:23:05
ContributorWattonman
Sources

Norman Malayney, "The 25th Bomb Group (Rcn) in WWII", Schiffer Publishers Ltd, 2011.

Date22 Nov 2018 04:59:17
ContributorWattonman
Sources

Norman Malayney, "The 25th Bomb Group (Rcn) in WWII", Shiffer Publishers, 2011.

Date12 Oct 2018 15:35:14
ContributorJwilliew
Sources

Main Record Card and monthly personal flight records.

Date12 Oct 2018 15:27:16
ContributorJwilliew
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Main Flight Record Card and individual monthly personal flight record paperwork.

Date27 Sep 2018 14:43:50
ContributorJwilliew
Sources

ABM Archives and the Main Record card for Major John William Walch- of which I have a copy. Original card was just donated to Harrington Air Museum, Harrington, UK.

Date27 Sep 2018 14:30:03
ContributorJwilliew
Sources

This is my father's brother, and I am named after him.
The ABM records listed all three awards and I have seen, held and just donated
Uncle Bill's Airmans medal and Purple heart to the Carpetbagger's Museum, Harrington, UK. I am afraid the Bronze Star has not yet been found.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:16:51
ContributorAAM
Sources

ABMC, Roll of Honor; Aerial Intelligence of the 8th Air Force, pg 14, 17, 18 (photo), 58, 177 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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