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Staff Sgt. Walter Quering was drafted to serve in World War II in 1943. He became a waist gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress, and was assigned to the Eighth Air Force’s 838th Bombardment Squadron commanded by Brig. Gen. Jimmy Doolittle. In 1945, he was wounded by German anti-aircraft fire, which ended his combat role in WWII. Quering was awarded the Legion of Honor medal from France for his part in the country’s liberation. (Courtesy photo)


Veterans in Blue

Staff Sgt. Walter Quering was drafted to serve in World War II in 1943. He became a waist gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress, and was assigned to the Eighth Air Force’s 838th Bombardment Squadron commanded by Brig. Gen. Jimmy Doolittle. In 1945, he was wounded by German anti-aircraft fire, which ended his combat role in WWII. Quering was awarded the Legion of Honor medal from France for his part in the country’s liberation. (Courtesy photo)

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