Rank and Name, Captain Walter Earl Bader.
Unit/Placed in, 499th Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group, Medium.
Walter is born approx. on 1919 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Father, John H. Bader.
Mother, Caroline T. Bader.
Sister(s), Elizabeth C. and Catherine M. Bader.
Brother(s), Johnathan H. William C. and Robert D. Bader.
Walter enlisted the service in Maryland with service number # 0-792426.
Walter‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were,
Captain Alden W. Thompson Jr. Pilot
2nd Lt. George W. Cagle Co Pilot
Captain Walter E. Bader Navigator
TSgt. Walter A. Malone Radio Operator/Gunner
SSgt. Norman J. Zinda Gunner
Walter was KIA when they made a dive for strafing an misjudged their altitude and hit the palm trees that made them crash on 9 Sep. 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential 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.
His and the Crew Remains were recovered.
Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-25/41-30516.html
Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/