Walter Eberly

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Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
ASN: 33240653
Birthdate: january 15th 1922
Position in plane: Top turret gunner
Rank: T/ Sgt
KIA: december 25th 1944, La Fosse
Burial: Ardennes cemetery, Neuville – Plot B Row 44 Grave 28
Medals: Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters

Storyline:
Just like Henry Gould Maxham, Walter Eberly flew on another plane, before he became the top turret gunner of the King Size. We are not sure if he flew as many flights as Henry, but he too was at the Wabash Canon Ball.
When the plane was going down, Walter headed with Peter Ferdinand to the bom bays and tried to kick them open. Without result. Both men fought their way up to the cockpit, where they heard Raymond Price giving the order to exit the plane. Walter was terrified to get out of the plane via the nose wheel. Peter Ferdinand tried to help him. Hoping that Walter would follow him, Peter jumped out first. But Walter did not follow him directly. He jumped out to late and fell to death, seconds before the King Size would crash in the meadows.
His body is interred on Ardennes Cemetery in Neuville.

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Bob has been researching the B-24 crashsite from june 2013 till november 2017. He runs a B&B in the hamlet of Grandmenil since 2008 and researches the events of the Battle of the Bulge. www.grandmenil.com www.battle-of-the-bulge.be
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