Walter Paul Bernard Garbisch

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 25845 - Capt Walter P Garbisch crew ( Martin Marauder B-26G 44-67881 1st PFF Sqn[Prov], 9AF ) Interred into a single grave.

Assigned to 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st PFF Sqn(Prov), 9AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters leading 397BG to Ahrweiler, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 15984.

Awards: PH.

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Units served with

An airman of the 391st Bomb Group wearing a service dress jacket and kilt. Written on slide casing: '391 BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 391st Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 32028640 / O-1575734
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 391st Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 6909359
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 391st Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 13091183 / O-695287
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 391st Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 31128495
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Arm/Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 391st Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 13006879
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Unit: Ninth Air Force

Missions

  • Date: 23 December 1944

Places

Aerial photograph of Matching airfield looking south, the technical site is on the left, 19 July 1948. Photograph taken by No. 58 Squadron, sortie number RAF/58/62.English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Matching Green

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Rochester, Minnesota 11 March 1921 Son of George Edward and Eva Louise [Erdmann] Garbisch.
Rochester, Minnesota 1 June 1941 310 1st Avenue

Died

Killed in action

Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany 23 December 1944 Shot down by fighters leading 397BG to Ahrweiler, Germany. KIA. 23-Dec-44 MACR 15984.

Buried

Zachary Taylor National Cemetery 20 September 1949 Zachary Taylor National Cemetery Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky, USA

Enlisted

Minnesota, USA Minnesota

Based

Andrews Field 23 December 1944 Assigned to 1st PFF Sqn(Prov), 9AF USAAF.

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