Corp Walter H “Red” Marshall

Corp Walter H “Red” Marshall

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 20 Apr 1944 (aged 22–23)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56248754 · View Source
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Walter served as a Corporal, 32nd Photographic Squadron, 5th Reconnaissance Group, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Camden County, New Jersey and was a member of the United States Army Reserve in New Jersey prior to the war.

After his graduation from Dickinson College of Wayne, Pennsylvania on January 24, 1943 he was activated from the United States Army Reserve into the regular U.S. Army on February 17, 1943 at Camp Lee, Virginia. He was noted, at that time, as being Single, without dependents.

Walter was a passenger on the S.S. Paul Hamilton (Hull Number 227) when the ship was sunk off Algiers in the Mediterranean Sea by a aerial torpedo dropped by a German Ju 88 bomber. The ship sank within 30 seconds due to the high amount of explosives on board. A total of approximately 580 men where lost.

Walter was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 13094024

Walter also has a "cenotaph" in the Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
" Click Here " for that record.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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The U.S.S. Lansdale (DD-426) and the S.S. Royal Star were also sunk in this attack.
The Lansdale had a loss of Forty-seven officers and men.
The Royal Star lost only one member of their crew.

The Lansdale received four battle stars for World War II service.

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