New York, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 26, 1944, Germany|
Walter served as a Sergeant on B-24J "Hare Power" (#44-40117), 852nd Bomber Squadron, 491st Bomber Group, 8th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on December 27, 1943 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the building of aircraft and also as Single, without dependents.
Walter was "Killed In Action" with the rest of his crew during the war when his plane was shot down over Germany and he was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on July 1, 1950.
Service # 42091484
Crew lost on B-24J "Hare Power" (#44-40117)
Adkins, Chester, 2nd Lt, Delaware
Cook, James W., FO, Texas
McDaniel, Melvin L., Sgt, Ohio
Reffner, Francis M., Sgt, Kansas
Rivera, Frank B., Sgt, Massachusetts
Roe, Frank C., FO, Tennessee
Schatzel, Walter O., Sgt, New York
(Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett)
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 34 Site 2630
Created by: Hope
Record added: Jul 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15009626