Lieut Quitman Charles Walker

Lieut Quitman Charles Walker

Birth
Tillman, Copiah County, Mississippi, USA
Death 19 Nov 1944 (aged 25)
Hungary
Burial Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Plot Plot C Row 10 Grave 7
Memorial ID 56356763 · View Source
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IN MAY 1949 THEY WERE THE THE VERY FIRST U. S. AIR FORCE TOP GUN PILOTS
332nd Fighter Group - Awarded First Place In The Conventional (Propeller) Aircraft Division

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Quitman Walker of Indianola, Mississippi, joined the USAAF on the 25th April 1942. He graduated from flight training on the 14th January 1943 at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama. He was posted to North Africa with the 99th Fighter Squadron in April 1943. The squadron flew its first combat mission on the 2nd June, then moved to Italy on the 28th July. Nearly a year later, the 99th Fighter Squadron joined the 332nd Fighter Group at Ramitelli Air Field, where it was stationed for the rest of the war.

On the 19th November 1944 the 332nd Fighter Group was sent on a strafing mission across Hungary and Austria. Pilots from the 99th Fighter Squadron destroyed 15 horse-drawn vehicles and wagons, and damaged 100 more horse-drawn vehicles, two locomotives, 40 wagons and 10 trucks. During a pass over a river, Lt. Roger B. Gaiter's P-51 Mustang was hit by anti-aircraft fire, and was shot down. On the way back to Ramitelli, Walker's plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire near Lake Balaton, Hungary. 1/Lt. Emile G. Clifton Jr. stated that Lt. Walker was just behind him at approximately 6,000 feet when they ran into concentrated flak. He looked behind him just in time to see Lt. Walker make a sharp turn to the east, that was the last he saw of him. Clifton made two 360-degree turns and called Walker him several times on the radio with no results. Lt. Gaiter evaded Nazi soldiers for four days before he was captured and Lt. Walker was not heard from again. Walker is buried at the Ardennes American Cemetery in Belgium. In 1995, a hanger at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, was named "The Walker Centre" in his honour...



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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Quitman Charles Walker (21 Jun 1919–19 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56356763, citing Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .