Joseph Hillary Walker Jr

Military
Lietuenant W.E Keefer, Lieutenant Phil Ziegler, Lieutenant Howard Young and Lieutenant Joe Walker, of the 93rd Bomb Group stand with their B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23742) nicknamed "Liberty Lad" at Alconbury. In a duplicate version of this image a censor has obscured the insignia on the airmen's jackets and the structure visible beneath the aircraft to the far left of the image. Image stamped on reverse: 'Ministry of Information 10 Oct 1942.'[stamp] and '226088'[Censor no]. Printed caption on reve media-379205.jpg FRE 768 Lietuenant W.E Keefer, Lieutenant Phil Ziegler, Lieutenant Howard Young and Lieutenant Joe Walker, of the 93rd Bomb Group stand with their B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23742) nicknamed "Liberty Lad" at Alconbury. In a duplicate version of this image a censor has obscured the insignia on the airmen's jackets and the structure visible beneath the aircraft to the far left of the image. Image stamped on reverse: 'Ministry of Information 10 Oct 1942.'[stamp] and '226088'[Censor no]. Printed caption on reverse: 'LIBERATORS DROP THEIR FIRST BOMBS ON EUROPE. Associated Press photo shows : The officers of "Liberty Lad", one of the Liberators which took part in mass raid, have a well-earned smoke after their return. Left to right they are: Lieut. W.E. Keefer of Torrance, Calif, Pilot; Lieut. Phil Ziegler of Milwaukee, Wis., Bombardier; Lieut. Howard N. Young of Berkeley, Calif., Co-pilot; Lieut. Joe H. Walker, from Birmingham, ALA., Navigator. AKP/ROB 252328 I0I042s.' Roger Freeman Collection

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

Object Number - FRE 768 - Lietuenant W.E Keefer, Lieutenant Phil Ziegler, Lieutenant Howard Young and Lieutenant Joe Walker, of the 93rd Bomb Group stand with their B-24...

Assigned to 409BS 93BG, 8AF. TDY 9AF. Navigator on B-24 41-23742 'Liberty Lad', flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya.



Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 93rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

Lietuenant W.E Keefer, Lieutenant Phil Ziegler, Lieutenant Howard Young and Lieutenant Joe Walker, of the 93rd Bomb Group stand with their B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23742) nicknamed "Liberty Lad" at Alconbury. In a duplicate version of this image a censor has obscured the insignia on the airmen's jackets and the structure visible beneath the aircraft to the far left of the image. Image stamped on reverse: 'Ministry of Information 10 Oct 1942.'[stamp] and '226088'[Censor no]. Printed caption on reve
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Liberty Lad
  • Unit: 512th Bomb Squadron 376th Bomb Group 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Birmingham, AL, USA 7 April 1919 Birmingham, Alabama, USA.

Enlisted

Montgomery, Alabama 26 September 1941 Enlisted Montgomery, Alabama

Other

Survived Ploesti

Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943 Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya.

Died

Memphis, Tennessee 3 June 1999 Died Memphis, Tennessee

Buried

Maplewood Cemetery Ripley, Tennessee 6 June 1999 Interred Maplewood Cemetery Ripley, Tennessee

Other

Assigned

Benghazi, Libya 409th BS 93rd BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF.

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