Martin, Wallae R., 1stSgt

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Last Rank
First Sergeant
Primary Unit
1940-1941, 11th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1925 - 1941
First Sergeant

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1904
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago
Last Address
Hickam Field, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section O Site 113

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 Unit Assignments
11th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1940-1941, 11th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-18 Bolo  B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1941-1941, B-18 Bolo
  1941-1941, B-17 Flying Fortress
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1st Sgt. Wallae Martin was killed in action on 7 December 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor.( Earlier career information to be determined.)

He was assigned to the "Grey Geese",  Hq and Hq Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group, Hickam Field. THe 11th Bomb Group had been activated on Hickham on 1 January 1940. The first B-17 aircraft arrived on base in April-May,  1940. Hickham was the principal army airfield at the beginning of the War.

On Sunday Morning, 7 December, the unit had just returned from two weeks of field maneuvers. Nearly all of the 11th's armament and maintenance crews were killed in the first bomb drops of the Japanese as they passed over Hangar 11. Others were killed in the new barracks which was a target, reportedly received the most damage of buidlings on Oahu.

Originally interred in Scholfield Barracks Cemetery, his remains were re-interned in the Punchbowl, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii.
   
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