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Walter R. Newman (photo Perrin family)

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Units

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 532nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Walter Newman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Walter Newman was a Top Turret Gunner in the 381st Bomb Group / 532nd Bomb Squadron. Killed In Action (KIA) in the loss of B-17G # 43-38780 on the Squadron’s 11 December 1944 mission to bomb the bridge over the Rhine at Mannheim, Germany.

Aircraft

  • 43-38780

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 21 September 1944; Grenier 7 October 1944; Assigned 532BS/381BG [VE-J] Ridgewell 14 November 1944; Missing in Action 12m Mannheim 11 December 1944 with Pilot Leo Belskis, Co-pilot Glenn C. Vaughn, Navigator James V. Collett,...

Missions

  • 746

    11 December 1944

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Date Contributor Update
21 January 2016 13:59:01 ED-BB Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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