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Alspaugh, Walter Winston

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,

  1. 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






792nd Bomber Squadron
468th Bomber Group
Crew O'Reilly's Daughter
His rank Technical Sergeant