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Edward F Wilson


Edward Wilson served as a pilot with the 491st Bomb Group flying B-24s on bombing missions out of North Pickenham, England. He took quite a few colour photographs of Liberators, both on base and in the air. He later shared slide copies with aviation historian Roger Freeman.


Units served with

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 853rd Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...


Event Location Date


Date Contributor Update
20 December 2016 09:51:20 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, place associations and media associations

Roger Freeman wrote 'Edward F Wilson' on the slide casing of each of the images now associated to this airman.

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2015 02:13:04 Timothy McKeown Changes to unit associations

C. Timothy McKeown

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:22 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / roster