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Walker Jr. Connie O.

Monuments

B-24 42-40172

Name:
Connie O. Walker Jr.
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Serial Number:
O-821120
Unit:
856th Bomber Squadron, 492nd Bomb Group
Date of Death:
1944-08-15
State:
Florida
Cemetery:
Rhone American Cemetery, Draguignan, France
Plot:
B
Row:
2
Grave:
22
Decoration:
Air Medal, Purple Heart
Comments:

2nd Lt Connie O. Walker Jr., co-pilot of the B-24 Liberator 42-40172, took off at 2203 from Harrington, Northamptonshire, UK on a resupply mission to the St-Symphorien-sur-Coise Resistance cell at Duerne. During its drop, a wingtip clipped a tree, sending the plane smashing into the mountainside. Only Sgt Gillikin survived, burnt and wounded, to escape back to the UK.