Walker, Kenneth N, BG

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
AAF 1092-Pilot B-17
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1943, USAAF 5th Air Force
Service Years
1917 - 1943


Brigadier General

Four Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Jan 05, 1943
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Papua New Guinea
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Legion Of ValorMilitary Order of the Purple HeartWorld War II FallenMedal of Honor Recipients
  1943, Legion Of Valor [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1943, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1943, World War II Fallen
  1943, Medal of Honor Recipients - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

AAF Command Pilot Badge
AA Artillery
Aero Weapons

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
HQ, US Army Cadet CommandUS Army Air Force (USAAF)Army Garrison, Fort Sill, OKPhilippine Division
U.S. ArmyUSAAF 9th Army Air ForceUnited States Department of WarUSAAF 5th Air Force
  1917-1918, ROTC California State University Sacramento (Cadre), HQ, US Army Cadet Command
  1918-1918, US Army Air Force (USAAF)
  1919-1922, Army Garrison, Fort Sill, OK
  1923-1924, Philippine Division
  1924-1925, 28th Aviation Battalion
  1925-1934, US Army Air Force (USAAF)
  1935-1937, US Army Air Force (USAAF)
  1938-1940, USAAF 9th Army Air Force
  1941-1942, 2518, United States Department of War
  1942-1943, USAAF 5th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1942 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
  1941-1945 World War II
  1943-1943 Northern Solomons Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of New Georgia
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
 Colleges Attended 
La Salle University
  1916-1917, La Salle University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
WALKER, KENNETH N. (Air Mission)


 For conspicuous leadership above and beyond the call of duty involving personal valor and intrepidity at an extreme hazard to life. As commander of the 5th Bomber Command during the period from 5 September 1942, to 5 January 1943, Brigadier General Walker repeatedly accompanied his units on bombing missions deep into enemy-held territory. From the lessons personally gained under combat conditions, he developed a highly efficient technique for bombing when opposed by enemy fighter airplanes and by antiaircraft fire. On 5 January 1943, in the face of extremely heavy antiaircraft fire and determined opposition by enemy fighters, he led an effective daylight bombing attack against shipping in the harbor at Rabaul, New Britain, which resulted in direct hits on 9 enemy vessels. During this action his airplane was disabled and forced down by the attack of an overwhelming number of enemy fighters.




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