Walter E Decoux (1922 - 2006)

Walter E Decoux
1922 - 2006
updated February 06, 2019
Walter E Decoux was born on September 21, 1922. He died on August 14, 2006 at age 83. We know that Walter E Decoux had been residing in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California 95125.

Researching WWII nose art. Trying to determine if Walter painted any nose art on a B-29 Superfortress during WWII on the island of Tinian in 1944/1945. In particular, a B-29 named "Jook" Girl. Photos show the words WE DeCoux underneath the nose art. If anyone knows for sure, or has any information that could help me, please contact me, James, at [contact link]. My website on Jook Girl can be found at [external link]. Thanks. I have attached some photos of the nose art in question.

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Walter E Decoux passed away on August 14, 2006 at age 83. He was born on September 21, 1922. We are unaware of information about Walter's family or relationships. We know that Walter E Decoux had been residing in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California 95125.
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In 1922, in the year that Walter E Decoux was born, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1954, he was 32 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1967, he was 45 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1973, Walter was 51 years old when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1980, when he was 58 years old, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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