Lieut Walter Richard Carpenter
Aug. 9, 1921 - Mar.16, 1944
1st Lt Walter R Carpenter had been stationed in Hawaii for 2 years prior to his assignment in Europe ... The mission took place on 4 March 1944 and the objective was to bomb industrial areas in the suburbs of Berlin ... Due to bad weather, some aircraft turned back and some hit targets of opportunity ... Along with 34 other B-17's, the airplane of Lt Carpenter attacked Cologne ... The plane peeled off and left formation under control; all engines were running, but one may have been hit by flak ... It was last seen going down but still under control ... It crash landed 1 km south of Blangermont-Blangerval, France ... Lt Carpenter died in the Calmette Military Hospital in Lille, France after a leg amputation ... Besides Lt Carpenter, two other crew members were killed.
Contributor: Andy (48021049)
544th Bomber Squadron 384th Bomber
Reported as a Prisioner of War: 4 Mar 1944
According to military records Lieut. Walter R. Carpenter was buried overseas.
Family placed a marker in the family plot at Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Netherlands American (ABMC) Cemetery and Memorial
Limburg Province, Netherlands
Created by: Paul F. Wilson
Record added: Jan 05, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10232602