1Lt Walker H Hiatt

1Lt Walker H Hiatt

Birth
Illinois, USA
Death 9 Jul 1942 (aged 25–26)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56247665 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until July 9, 1943.

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Walker served as a First Lieutenant on a B-24, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. This B-24's number is not recorded on military records.

He resided in Victoria County, Texas prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on October 7, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Civil Engineer and also as Single, without dependents.

Walker was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24, while on a mission with 4 other B-24's, was attacked by approximately 15 to 20 German Messerschmitt 109's. His B-24 was seen by others to be on fire and crash into the Mediterranean about 25 miles north of Mersa Matruh, Egypt during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-789109

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Airmen who perished on this B-24:

Bedrosian, Peter ~ Cpl, VT
Blair, Thomas A, Jr ~ S/Sgt, PA
Butler, Kenneth W ~ 1st Lt, IA
Cwikiel, Matthew ~ S/Sgt, PA
Kysar, Herbert A ~ 1st Lt, TX
Hiatt, Walker H ~ 1st Lt, TX
Thompson, John M, Jr ~ Cpl, PA

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56247665
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Walker H Hiatt (1916–9 Jul 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56247665, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .