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Walter S Kelly

Military

Assigned to 407BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Dresden in B-17 43-38735 'Flt Top' 14-Feb-45; crashed near Conderque Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12354

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • William Balentine

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Crashed near Conderque in B-17 'Flat Top' #43-38735, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Bennie Britton

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Conderque in B-17 Flat Top #4338735

  • Alexander Ellett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Crashed near Conderque in B-17 'Flat Top' #43-38735, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Roman Pasinski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Conderque in B-17 Flat Top #4338735

  • Ernest Robertson

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Conderque on 2/14/45 in B-17 Flat Top #4338735. Only survivor POW

  • Malcom Serfass

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Conderque in B-17 Flat Top #4338735

  • Walter Sierzant

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Conderque in B-17 "Flat Top" 43-38735.

  • Richard Youngdahl

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Crashed near Conderque in B-17 'Flat Top' #43-38735, Killed in Action (KIA).

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

  • 43-38735 Flat Top

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 13/9/44; Grenier 26/9/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-C] Podington 11/10/44; Missing in Action Dresden 14/2/45 with Walt Kelly, Alex Ellett, Walt Sierzant, Roman Pasinski, Bill Balentine, Malcolm Serfass, Ben Britton, Dick Youngdahl (8...

Associated Place

  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Repton, Alabama, USA 19 October 1921

Son of Joseph Earle and Katherine [Roberts] Kelly.

Based Podington 1944 – 14 February 1945

Assigned to 407BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 14 February 1945
Buried Repton Methodist Church Cemetery Repton, Conecuh County, AL 1948

Repton Methodist Church Cemetery
Repton, Conecuh County, Alabama

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2022 11:34:52 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28687189
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763873
https://www.fold3.com/image/604774405
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/32426459/walter-samuel-kelly

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12354 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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