Owens, Walter Evan

Individual Personnel Data
Name Owens, Walter Evan
Rank Second Lieutenant / Captain
Serial Number O-572895
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per 544th Bomb Squadron Morning report, effective 15 March 1943.
  • Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group Headquarters Detachment, per 545th bomb Squadron Morning Report, effective 30 April 1943.
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #159, effective 9 August 1944.
  • Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group Headquarters Detachment, per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #171, effective 25 August 1944.
Duty Public Relations Officer
Last Duty Date 6 September 1945
Results Transferred
DecorationsAwarded the Bronze Star Medal on 16 February 1945.
Additional Information
  • Detailed as Station Photo Officer (PRIM) on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #26 dated 5 June 1943.
  • Assigned as an Intelligence Officer per the HQ Detachment, 384th Bomb Group Initial Overseas Roster.
  • Placed on Temporary Duty to London for two days on or about 2 September 1943, purpose Supply Activities per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #86 dated 1 September 1943 -rescinded on SSO #87 dated 2 September 1943.
  • Appointment as a member of a Special Court Martial Board, to meet at this Station upon call of the President for the trial of such persons as may be properly brought before it per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #110 dated 4 October 1943 was rescinded per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #172 and 2LT WLLIAM E. ATKINSON JR is substituted.
  • Granted an eight day leave of absence effective on or about 3 November 1943 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #131 dated 30 October 1943.
  • Placed on Temporary Duty for one day to attend PR Photo Course at Station 113 on or about 14 November 1943 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #142 dated 13 November 1943.
  • Appointed as detail for the court of a Special Court-Martial on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #110 dated 4 October 1943; relieved of that appointment on SO #172 dated 21 December 1943.
  • Placed on two days Temporary Duty to London on or about 21 April 1944, purpose Supply Activities per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #75 dated 21 April 1944.
  • Placed on three days Temporary Duty to London on or about 13 July 1944, purpose Public Relations Office Activities per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #135 dated 12 July 1944.
  • Granted a seven day leave of absence effective 3 May 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #95 dated 1 May 1945.
  • Placed on Temporary Duty to USSTAF, Paris, France, for the purpose of clearing classification of Group History on Istres AAF Station 106 Special Orders #26 dated 17 August 1945.
  • Relieved as Group Public Relations Officer on Istres AAF Station 106 Special Orders #40 dated 6 September 1945. [Transfer on or about this date is assumed.]
  • Owens is the author of the group history 'As Briefed...'
Related Documents As Briefed, 1974 Addendum (with Frank Priesnitz' comments) (7.825 MB)




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