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Walter Edward Hein

Military

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Vern Moncur crew. 28 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

Service

People

  • Vern Moncur

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x battle star).

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38050 'Thunder Bird'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/11/43; Syracuse 18/12/43; Presque Isle 22/12/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-U] Molesworth 18/1/44; transferred 384 Grafton Underwood 23/3/45; ret Molesworth 14/4/45; transferred 388BG Knettishall 30/4/45; 116m, retUS Bradley 11/7/45...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Philadelphia, PA 31 August 1924

Son of Charles E Hein.

Enlisted Philadelphia, PA 16 October 1942

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Based Molesworth 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 20 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Cherry Hill, NJ 1 December 2011
Buried Locustwood Memorial Park Cherry Hill, Camden County, NJ 4 December 2011

Locustwood Memorial Park
Cherry Hill,
Camden County, New Jersey

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2021 21:03:42 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/675494963
https://www.fold3.com/record/83833538/walter-e-hein-wwii-army-enlistment...
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/139451429
http://www.303rdbg.com/news/2011-12-18.html
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/158236933/walter-e-hein

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster

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