Walton, Daniel A

Individual Personnel Data
Name Walton, Daniel A
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-756933
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #80 dated 29 April 1944
Duty Bombardier
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 19 November 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Related Documents Oral History Interview
Photos of this Veteran signing the Wing PanelWalton Signing




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Johnson, Clifford LeePilotKIA
2nd Lt. Melzar, Raymond AugustusCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Jacobson, George JohnNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Walton, Daniel ABombardierCT
S/SGT. Sherriff, Albert KeithRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Ronquist, Reuben JEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Walker, Charles JBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Wilson, Clarence EugeneTail GunnerCT
SGT. Broussard, Joseph EllisFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Ross, Ralph KesslerFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 28 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
105 11 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97188 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
106 12 May 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97404 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
108 15 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Bombardier 42‑97188 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
109 19 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97188 Aborted mission after taking off.
Lead group. Turned back over field at 0930 hrs; sparkplug on #7 cylinder, #3 engine blew out.
Sortie Report
125 4 June 1944 Target: Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (Boulogne area), France
Bombardier 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy.
Sortie Report
131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Bombardier 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy.
Sortie Report
133 12 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge 48°32'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
Bombardier 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy.
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Bombardier 42‑107221 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy.
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Bombardier 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy.
Sortie Report
137 16 June 1944 Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Bombardier 42‑107221 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy. Jettisoned bombs after target.
Sortie Report
143 22 June 1944 Target: V-2 Storage & Launch Site
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Bombardier 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
145 24 June 1944 Target: German Vacuum Oil Company
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Oslebshausen (Bremen area), Germany
Bombardier 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy, 41st A wing.
Sortie Report
148 28 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Juvincourt (Juvincourt-et-Damary), France
Bombardier 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy, 41st B wing. Landed away at Boxted, Station 150, on return due to weather.
Sortie Report
149 30 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Montdidier, France
Bombardier 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy.
Sortie Report
162 20 July 1944 Target: Aircraft Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Bombardier 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead. On the bomb run, hit by flak in #4 engine; had to jettison bomb load to stay in formation. Unfortunately, some of his group dropped their bombs when he did, and those bombs fell short of the target.
Sortie Report
170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Bombardier 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
J group lead.
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Bombardier 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Bombardier 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
184 25 August 1944 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
C wing deputy. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8047 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
206 6 October 1944 Target: M/T Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Stettin / Szczecin, Poland
Bombardier 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
D group deputy squadron lead. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead.
Sortie Report
210 14 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron deputy. Gee-H and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Fourth squadron deputy. Gee-H equipment failed during assembly.
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Bombardier 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Division lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Ostheim, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead, 41st Bomb Wing C group.
Sortie Report

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