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Reece B Walton

Military

Damaged by flak and crashed near Ruurlo, Holland after the crew baled out on a mission to Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-40052. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 407th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29981 'Hell-Lena'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/3/43; Gore 31/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Dow Fd 11/4/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 27/4/43 HELL-LENA; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 326BS/92BG Alconbury 23/7/43; Missing in Action Hanover 26/7/43...

  • 42-40052

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 13/11/43; Gr Island 21/11/43; Bangor 4/12/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-X] Podington 30/12/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Wallace Upson(326bs), Navigator: Bill Thompson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Maurice Hargrove,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Joplin, Missouri, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 6 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2905 / MACR 2905, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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