New England Air Museum
Walter J. Ball

 

Recent Address:

Grand Rapids, MI

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: Walter and Pearl

Hometown:

East Lansing, MI

Date Entered Service:

 

Service Number:

O-663459

Bomb Group:

40th

Squadron:

Originally 395th, then 45th

Location of Unit:

 

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster

Service Schools Attended:

 

Military Specialty(ies):

 

Rank Upon Discharge:

Captain

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-6240 - Hap's Hope; 42-6276 - Black Magic;
42-6303 - Typhoon McGoon III

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

 

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Comments:

Mr. Ball passed away December 19, 2000.  He is buried at Deepdale Memorial Park, Delta Township, MI.

 


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