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Walter A. Kyse, Pilot
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WALTER A. KYSE CREW - 358th BS
(crew assigned 358BS: 11 June 1943 - photo: 30 Jan 1944)
(Upgraded from CoPilot, eight different Pilots, to Pilot: 31 December 1943)

(Back L-R) 1Lt Walter R. Kyse (P), 1Lt James B. Taylor (CP **),
2Lt Julian P. Bell (B-KIA), Capt Hobart H. Steely, Jr. (N),
1Lt Austin J. Mack (B-KIA)

(Front L-R) S/Sgt Douglas L. Jones (E **), S/Sgt Woodroe G. Dulin (R **),
Sgt Leslie H. Schweinebraten (BT-KIA **), S/Sgt William H. Loveland (WG **),
Sgt Royal G. Kennard (WG **), S/Sgt James B. Cox (TG **)



Crew Notes:

  • 1Lt Walter A. Kyse (P) - First mission (# 41 - 11 June 1943) as CoPilot with the 1Lt James M. McDonald Crew. Flew seventeen missions as CoPilot with eight different Pilots: 1st Donald Gamble Crew (58, 59, 60, 61, 70, 71, 72, 79, 80, 83, 93); Other Pilots (41, 52, 57, 68, 84, 91, 93) - Last eight as a Lead Crew CoPilot. Upgraded from CoPilot to Pilot on 31 December 1943. Flew eight credited missions as 1st Pilot with 2Lt James B. Taylor as CoPilot (94, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103). Twenty-five mission combat tour completed on 3 February 1944.
  • 2Lt Julian P. Bell (B) - Killed in action on mission #187 to Berlin, Germany (1Lt Henry G. Way Crew)
  • Sgt Leslie H. Schweinebraten (BTG) - Killed in Action on mission #159 to Berlin, Germany (1Lt Joe R. Worthley Crew)
  • (**) Became members of the Capt James B. Taylor Crew on 4 February 1944 when Capt Taylor was upgraded from CoPilot to Pilot.
See Also: 42-37893 Bam Bam Accident

[photo from the 303rdBGA Archives]
[Researched by 303rdBGA Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]