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Walter Paul Bernard Garbisch

Military

Assigned to 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st PFF Sqn(Prov), 9AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters leading 397BG to Ahrweiler, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 15984.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • John Berens

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st PFF Sqn(Prov), 9AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters leading 397BG to Ahrweiler, Germany in B-26 44-67881. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 15984. Awards: PH.

  • Francis Boyd

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st PFF Sqn(Prov), 9AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters leading 397BG to Ahrweiler, Germany in B-26 44-67881. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 15984. Awards: PH.

  • David Lantz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st PFF Sqn(Prov), 9AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters leading 397BG to Ahrweiler, Germany in B-26 44-67881. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 15984. Awards: PH.

  • Roger Roy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Arm/Gunner | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st PFF Sqn(Prov), 9AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters leading 397BG to Ahrweiler, Germany in B-26 44-67881. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 15984. Awards: PH.

  • Joseph Shearon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer/Gunner | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st PFF Sqn(Prov), 9AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters leading 397BG to Ahrweiler, Germany in B-26 44-67881. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 15984. Awards: PH.

  • Herman Wolfe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st PFF Sqn(Prov), 9AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters leading 397BG to Ahrweiler, Germany in B-26 44-67881. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 15984. Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 391st Bomb Group

    391st Bomb Group

    Group
    "The heaviest losses sustained by the 391st Bombardment Group in a single operation occurred on 23 December 1944, after an attack on the railroad viaduct at Ahrweiler, Germany (11). Upon completion of the second bomb run, the formation was attacked by...

  • 572nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-67881

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 1st PFF Sqn(Prov), 9AF USAAF. 1 x combat mission, Shot down by fighters leading 397BG. 7 x KIA. 23-Dec-44 MACR 15984. ...

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

  • Matching

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Matching was transferred to the Ninth Air Force and first occupied in January 1944 by the 391st Bomb Group, equipped with B-26s. The station had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Rochester, Minnesota 11 March 1921

Son of George Edward and Eva Louise [Erdmann] Garbisch.

Lived in Rochester, Minnesota 1 June 1941

310 1st Avenue

Enlisted Minnesota, USA 1942

Minnesota

Based Andrews Field September 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 1st PFF Sqn(Prov), 9AF USAAF.

Died Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany 23 December 1944

Shot down by fighters leading 397BG to Ahrweiler, Germany. KIA. 23-Dec-44 MACR 15984.

Buried Zachary Taylor National Cemetery 20 September 1949

Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 April 2021 01:00:16 466thHistorian Changes to role, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.391bombgroup.org.uk/crew_list.php?sq=572&asn=O684310&individ...
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/44018_01_00...

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2021 14:17:21 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/616753243
https://www.fold3.com/image/181984770
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3299306/walter-paul_bernard-garbisch

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2017 15:16:33 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Added with details from:
http://www.fold3.com/image/29430304/ - MACR 15984
http://www.findagrave.com

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2017 21:41:15 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310762934/?terms=Walter%20P%20Garbisch
http://www.b26.com/page/marauder_missions_december_23_1944.htm
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3299306

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2017 21:37:35 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310762934/?terms=Walter%20P%20Garbisch
http://www.b26.com/page/marauder_missions_december_23_1944.htm
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3299306

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