AIR COMMANDO 2 Waldron, Karl Merritt,Jr

John Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Waldron
  • FORENAME
Karl Merritt,Jr (Waldo)
  • UNIT
14 Air Commando Squadron (14 A.C. Wing)
  • RANK
Lieutenant Colonel
  • NUMBER
60038
  • DATE OF DEATH
15th February 1968
  • AGE
47
  • GRAVESITE
Arlington National Cemetery,Virginia Section 3 Site 1790-F
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Minneapolis,Minnesota
born 28.2.1920 Minneapolis,Minnesota
husband of Dorothy Ann (nee Layton) Waldron (1924-2015)
22 years service
487 Fighter Squadron (352 Fighter Group) 1944-45 (1st Lt)
shot down 3 German aircraft and destroyed 7 on the ground
award Silver Star
109 Fighter Squadron 1952 (Captain)
Directorate of Operations,HQ 8th Air Force 1.8.1959 - 7.8.1963 (Major)
award Air Force Commendation Medal
Plans and Policies Officer,U.N. Command,Armistice Affairs Division,Korea
re-enlisted 1967
14 ACS 1967-68
total awards D.F.C. and oak leaf cluster,Silver Star,Air Medal with 11 oak leaf clusters,Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
pilot
AC-47D "Spooky" Gunship (43-49859)
KIA when shot down Ninh Thuan Province,South Vietnam
Vietnam Veterans Memorial,Washington,D.C. Panel 39E Line 55
 

DATE OF DEATH:

15-Feb-1968
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