Walter Alexander AWMM
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- NZ405229 AWMM
- WWII 405229 AWMM
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- Walter Caldwell was the son of Walter Alexander Caldwell and Lorna Irene Caldwell, of St. Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM
- On 20 april 1942 he flew off USS Wasp to Malta as a member of 601 Squadron. On 10 may 1942 he scrambled in his Spitfire V (4-H) and shoot down an Italian Macchi MC 202 of 97th Squadriglia, flown by Captain Roberto Degasso (KIA). On 17 May came his second victory in Spitfire V (3-U), a Messerschmitt Bf 109. His third and last victory came on 19 May, flying Spitfire V (3-M). He shoot down an Italian bomber Cant Z 1007bis, pilot Sottotenente Nicola Falcone and his crew were rescued from sea suffering from minor wounds. During the same action Caldwell damaged another Cant Z 1007 bomber. Public - Piero - 28 March 2016 - Shores, C. (2004) . Those other eagles. London, London: Grub Street.
Shores, C., Cull, B., Malizia, N. (1991). Malta: the Spitfire year 1942. London, London: Grub Street.
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Malta Public - Piero - 28 March 2016 - Shores, C. (2004). Those other eagles. London, London: Grub Street.
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Killed in action Public - Piero - 28 March 2016 - Shores, C. (2004). Those other eagles. London, London: Grub Street.
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- This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
- Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
Vol.3, p.118, vol.1, p.207 AWMM
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