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Edward Francis Walsh Jr

Military

Assigned to 778BS, 464BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Lugo, Italy in B-24 44-49710; A/C suffered direct flak hit on a 'milk run'. Starboard wing collapsing between engines; thrown clear and survived. Lugo, Italy 10-Apr-45, Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13711.

Awards: AM, POW, AF Commendation, WWII Victory, EAME.

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  • James Gilson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 464th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 778BS, 464BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Lugo, Italy in B-24 44-49710; A/C suffered direct flak hit on a 'milk run'. Starboard wing collapsing between engines; crashed Lugo, Italy 10-Apr-45, Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13711. ...

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Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 464th Bomb Group

    464th Bomb Group

    Group
    A Consolidated History of the 464th Bomb Group ...

  • 778th Bomb Squadron

    778th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber squadron in mid-1943, trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO), October 1943, becoming a Fifteenth Air Force heavy bomb squadron, attacking enemy targets both in...

Aircraft

  • 44-49710 "Stevonovitch II"

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 778BS, 464BG, 15AF USAAF. Suffered direct flak hit on a 'milk run'. Starboard wing collapsing between engines, pilot Col James Gilson, C/O of the 779th BS and nine other crew members were KIA [killed in action], one waist gunner was thrown...

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Event Location Date
Born New York City, NY 31 December 1921

Son of Ann Rose Walsh.

Based Pantanella 1944 – 10 April 1945

Assigned to 778BS, 464BG, 15AF USAAF.

Ejected from A/C POW Lugo, Italy 10 April 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Lugo, Italy in B-24 44-49710; A/C suffered direct flak hit on a 'milk run'. Starboard wing collapsing between engines; thrown clear and survived. Lugo, Italy 10-Apr-45, POW MACR 13711.

Prisoner of War (POW) 10 April 1945 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW).

Died 13 April 1973
Buried Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN 17 April 1973

Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2020 09:44:39 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, biography, awards and events
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Date Contributor Update
29 May 2020 14:25:16 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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