MSgt Walter Van McCarty

MSgt Walter Van McCarty

Birth
Mississippi, USA
Death 6 Jun 1945 (aged 31)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Memorial ID 56789682 · View Source
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Walter served as a Master Sergeant, 400th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Jasper County, Mississippi prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 7, 1941, prior to the war, in Montgomery, Alabama. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Farm Hand and also as Single, without dependents.

Walter was a passenger on B-24L #44-41482 that was also assigned to the 400th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group.

B-24L #44-41482 took off from McGuire Field (San Jose), Mindoro, Philippines on a courier flight bound for Floridablanca Airfield on Luzon Island, Philippines with a crew of 4 along with 20 passengers. They never arrived at their destination and are assumed to have crashed in the sea. It was noted that on that day there were heavy showers off the western end of Mindoro.

Walter was declared "Missing In Action" on this flight during the war.

Service # 14039796

His brother, 2nd Lt. Frank F. McCarty, was also "Killed In Action" during World War II.

Walter also has a "Cenotaph" in the Zion Hill Cemetery, Fouke, Mississippi with his family.
" Click Here " for that record.

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Crew that perished on B-24L #44-41482:

Baldwin, Stephen D ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, CT
Dolan, Gerald S ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, CO
McCarty, Elmo ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, WV
Williams, Hans H ~ Capt, Pilot, IA

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Passengers that perished on B-24L #44-41482:

Bacon, Charles E ~ S/Sgt, CO
Barnett, James J ~ S/Sgt, OR
Bartel, Robert E ~ 1st Lt, IL
Bedrick, Harold A ~ Cpl, NY
Dunayczan, Joseph X ~ T/Sgt, MI
Erickson, William F ~ Cpl, PA
Gooley, Joseph A ~ S/Sgt, NJ
Harring, Arthur R ~ Pfc, NY
Jonikas, Edward J ~ S/Sgt, IL
Kendall, Dean R, Jr ~ 1st Lt, CO
Knight, Thomas M ~ Cpl, NC
Lawson, John B ~ 1st Lt, OR
Little, Wade A ~ Sgt, OH
McCarty, Walter V ~ M/Sgt, MS
Miller, Ralph I ~ T/Sgt, MN
Petrosillo, Jack M ~ 1st Lt, CA
Shryock, John K, Jr ~ S/Sgt, PA
Tierney, Joseph E ~ 1st Lt, CT
Van Beek, Franklin L ~ S/Sgt, MO
Ward, Thomas F ~ Cpl, NJ

( Bio, Family Links & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: MAJ Jimmy Cotton
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56789682
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MSgt Walter Van McCarty (10 Oct 1913–6 Jun 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56789682, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557) .