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Walter E Ulbricht


Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: BSM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Noel Shoup

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 21 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bois-Coquered in B-17F 42-5306; Shot down by flak and crashed SW of Abbeville 28-Feb-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2863 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH

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

    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


  • 42-5306

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 16/11/42; New Castle 9/12/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-P] Thurleigh 1/1/43; in taxi accident at base with Warren Grey 27/6/43; transferred 359BS/303BG [BN-Q] Molesworth 25/9/43; Missing in Action Pas De Calais 28/2/44 with Noel Shoup,...

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...


Event Location Date
Born Cook County, IL 1 November 1921

Son of Walter and Julia Ulbricht.

Enlisted Chicago, IL 5 March 1941

Chicago Illinois

Based Molesworth November 1943 – May 1944

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

Died Midlothian, VA 20 May 2005
Buried Virginia Veterans Cemetery Amelia Court House, Amelia County,VA 23 May 2005

Virginia Veterans Cemetery
Amelia Court House, Amelia County, VA


Date Contributor Update
14 October 2019 18:37:06 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:51 AAM AAM ingest

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