Walter Lewis Underwood

Military

Object Number - UPL 40399

Force-landed in Switzerland on 5 September 1944 in B-17 'Blues in the Night' #43-37866. Interned (INT) in neutral Switzerland.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 390th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11080280
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-1995787
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39136243
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19089659 at enlistment, then O-717137
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-1284491
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Blues in the Night
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 5 September 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Ogden, Utah 1922-02-11

Other

Interned (INT)

Switzerland 1944-09-05
Ogden, Utah

Enlisted

1942-01-01 Utah

Died

2009-10-31

Buried

Walter Underwood rests at the Ben Lomond Cemetery in North Ogden, Utah

Revisions

Date19 Nov 2020 15:12:44
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Removed Media not linked to him personally

Date19 Nov 2020 15:11:37
ContributorED-BB
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NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
WWII Draft card
Veterans Affairs BIRLS death File

Date16 Nov 2020 10:03:25
ContributorED-BB
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MACR 8456

Date30 Mar 2020 02:25:40
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:26:58
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8456 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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