Walter Wesley Martin
Major
20TH SPECIAL OPS SQDN, 14TH SPECIAL OPS WING, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
Opolis, Kansas
October 16, 1935 to January 17, 1969
WALTER W MARTIN is on the Wall at Panel W34, Line 26

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Walter W Martin
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01 May 2002

Remembered by his squadronmates in the
20th Special Operations Squadron
the Green Hornets.

Robert W. Hall
Robert.Hall12@scott.af.mil

 
15 Jan 2007

Walt was my neighbor, squadron mate (43 AREFS, Larson AFB WA) and flight instructor. I was a navigator in the squadron and Walt was a co-pilot in KC-135s. He always told me how much he wanted back in choppers. He taught me in a Cessna 140. I don't remember ever knowing a more even-tempered and all around nice guy. I miss him.

From a friend,
Art Schefler
321 Corinne Circle, Shreveport, La 71106
artschefler@bellsouth.net


 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Six men died when a CH-3E (tail number 62-12582) of the 20th Special Operations Squadron was lost at Lima Site 36 (Na Khang) in northern Laos:
  • Maj Walter W. Martin, Pilot, 20TH SOS
  • Capt Richard A. Fleming, Co-pilot, 20TH SOS
  • SSgt Albert J. Davis, Flight Engineer, 20TH SOS
  • LtCol Wayne Franklin Bolton, USAF, 1974th Comm Group, passenger
  • TSgt George Albert Kurtyka, USAF, 1973rd Comm Sqdn, passenger
  • TSgt Juan Arturo Maldonado , USAF, 1973rd Comm Sqdn, passenger
Two crewmen and one passenger survived and were transferred to Clark AFB (Philippines) for hospitalization.

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