Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
Born: January 07, 1920 at Baltimore, MD
Service in the US Air Force from Baltimore, MD
14, 1951 at the age of 31
The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism September
14, 1951 at Yangdok, Korea
While flying a
B-26 aircraft on a night combat mission to develop new tactics,
Captain Walmsley sighted an enemy supply train which had been
assigned top priority as a target of opportunity. He immediately
attacked, disabled the train, and, when his ammunition was
expended, radioed for friendly aircraft in the area to complete
destruction of the target. Employing the searchlight mounted on
his aircraft, he guided another B-26 aircraft to the target
area, meanwhile constantly exposing himself to enemy fire.
Directing an incoming B-26 pilot, he twice boldly aligned
himself with the target, his searchlight illuminating the area,
in a determined effort to give the attacking aircraft full
visibility. As the friendly aircraft prepared for the attack,
Captain Walmsley descended into the valley in a low level run
over the target with searchlight blazing, selflessly exposing
himself to vicious enemy antiaircraft fire. In his determination
to inflict maximum damage on the enemy, he refused to employ
evasive tactics and valiantly pressed forward straight through
an intense barrage, thus insuring complete destruction of the
enemy's vitally needed war cargo. While he courageously pressed
his attack Captain Walmsley's plane was hit and crashed into the
surrounding mountains, exploding upon impact.