1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 12, 2021 1:52 PM by Bryan Cheeseboro

    The 1948 Assassination of US Navy CPO Herbert Walker

    Michelle Kinnucan Adventurer

      On May 22, 1948, the US Consul General Thomas C. Wasson, a member of the United Nations Truce Commission, was struck by a sniper's bullet in Jerusalem. He died of his injuries the next day. US Navy Chief Petty Officer Herbert M. Walker*, who was attached to the Consulate, also later died from injuries sustained in the attack. Thomas Gannon, a guard, was wounded but survived.


      I would like help in helping locating military records concerning the death of Walker and to determine what efforts, if any, were made to ascertain the identity of and hold accountable the attackers who killed Walker and Wasson.


      * One source identifies him as Herbert C. Walker.

        • Re: The 1948 Assassination of US Navy CPO Herbert Walker
          Bryan Cheeseboro Wayfarer

          Dear Michelle Kinnucan,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov


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          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!