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Walter A Willem


Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF. Kaminski crew. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Edward Kaminski

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 730th Squadron. ...

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Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 730th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107073 Silver Shed House

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 13/2/44; Kearney 21/2/44; Presque Is 4/4/44; Assigned 730BS/452BG Deopham Green [6K-J] 14/3/44; crash landed Honington base, Sfk. 30/7/44, repaired and returned to operations; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South...

Associated Place

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...


Event Location Date
Born 9 January 1917

Son of Aino R and Jules Willem.

Enlisted Fort Devens, MA 15 January 1942

Fort Devens, Massachusetts

Based Deopham Green 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 14 September 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Lawrence, MA 1 May 1981
Buried Sacred Heart Cemetery Andover, Essex County, MA 4 May 1981

Sacred Heart Cemetery
Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts


Date Contributor Update
15 January 2022 18:41:21 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations