Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Walter Winston Alspaugh.
Unit/Placed in, 792nd Bomber Squadron, 468th Bomber Group (Very Heavy).
Walter is born approx. on April 27, 1914 in Willshire, Ohio.
Father, Dr. Elijah H. Alspaugh.
Mother, Lucy O. (Robinson) Alspaugh.
Sister(s), Leah F. Ina E. and Lynn M. Alspaugh.
Brother(s), Thomas B. Herber H. and Silas F. Alspaugh.
Spouse, Elizabeth (Borchers) Alspaugh.
Walter enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 35402887.
Walter ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were,
- Col. W. F. Savoie Pilot
1st Lt. R. K. Lutz Co Pilot
Capt. D. G. O’Brian Navigator
Capt. L. K. Wedel Bombardier
1st Lt. C. F. Stelmach Engineer
S/Sgt. E. J. Brundage Radar observer
T/Sgt. W. W. Alspaugh Radio Operator
T/Sgt. W. A. Beckham Fire Control
S/Sgt. J. P. Meehan Left Waist Gunner
S/Sgt. G. L. Adams Right Waist Gunner
T/Sgt. R. B. Heffernan Tail Gunner
Walter was KIA during the mission anti-aircraft damaged the engines, the crew bailed out and all came in the China sea on Aug. 20, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Walter Is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He also got a Memorial Grave at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, Mercer County, Ohio, USA.
Thanks to, http://www.468thbombgroup.org
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com