Re: Info on Walter P.Back Ohio
Thank you and thanks to your mother for your interest in Walter.
Walter P. Back was my “fourth cousin, once removed” but I know this only from research.I do not know his family. I think most Back and Bach folks in Butler County Ohio are related to me, all of them having migrated there from the hills of southeastern Kentucky looking for work.Walter's mother is buried at Woodside Cemetery in Middletown, OH as is my great-grandfather William James “Buck” Back.
Walter was born October 31, 1916 in Menifee Co KY, the son of Oliver Perry Back and Alpha Helton. He died November 3, 1943 while on a bombing mission in a B17.The mission left Thurleigh, England, destination Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The official report says it was a mid-air collision over the North Sea.Walter had several siblings.I have listed:John, Ada, Bernice, Henry, & Ida.
His father Oliver Perry Back was born May 23, 1887 in Menifee Co., KY and died June 6, 1979 in Lee Co FL.Walter's mother Alpha S. Helton was born November 13, 1893, and died in 1946 in Ohio, just three years after she lost Walter.
Oliver Perry Back was the son of Henry Clay Back and Berthenia Frances Gibbs.Henry was the son of Alfred Back and Isabel Caudill.Alfred was the son of Mary Back.I don't believe the name of Alfred's father is known.
Karen Back Simmons