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Benjamin A Wilson Jr.


Killed in Action (KIA) 28 September 1944 in B-17 #43-37518 'Gini''




  • Robert Fry

    Military | Captain | Instructor (Pilot) | 322nd Bomb Group
    Robert Fry was a student of McMurray College, Abilene, TX before enlisting in January 1942. He won his wings and commission as a 2nd Lt in the USAAF at Roswell, New Mexico on 28 July 1942. He was later stationed at McDill Field in Tampa, Florida before...

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Units served with

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 452nd Bomb Squadron
  • 751st Bomb Squadron


  • 43-37518 Gini

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/4/44; Kearney 9/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned 751BS/457BG [O] Glatton 27/5/44; 749BS; Missing in Action Merseburg 28/9/44 with Harry Gay, Co-pilot: Earl Johnson, Navigator: Fabian Nordan, Bombardier: Carl Ulander, Flight...


Event Location Date
Born Illinois
Killed in Action (KIA) 28 September 1944
Died 28 September 1944


Date Contributor Update
10 May 2020 17:20:04 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Corrected date of KIA event per info in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:23 AAM AAM ingest

1945 USAAF Record / 1993 457th BGA Roster, ABMC, MACR 9768 / 9th Air Force Roll of Honor (IWM in liaison with Ninth Air Force veterans and group associations, American Battle Monuments Commission, and Buddies of the Ninth Association) / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia