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Walter Theodore Achramowicz
Nickname Ack
Born (1922-05-02)May 2, 1922
Died April 8, 1977(1977-04-08) (aged 54)
Place of birth Ipswich, Massachusetts
Place of death Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Army Air Forces
United States Air Force
Years of service 1942–1964
Rank Major
Unit see below
Battles/wars World War II
Korean War
Awards Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal
Bronze Star Medal

Walter Theodore Achramowicz (2 May 1922 in Ipswich, Massachusetts – 8 April 1977 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) was an American retired United States Air Force Major.


Early life

Walter was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts on May 2, 1922.

Military Service & assignments

He crashed four times during his military career, he survived all of them.

He was the only officer given Letter of Commendation from the Japanese government for aiding Japan Air Self Defense Force, signed by Lt. Gen. Misoo Mutsumae, Commander JASDF in June, 1960.

He had nearly 23 years active duty in the service after attending college at Grove City College in Pennsylvania.

Personal life

He married Lavelle Roberts and together they had two children.


He died of unknown causes on April 8, 1977 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was buried in the Rose Hill Burial Park in Oklahoma City.

Awards & decorations