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Robert Warren Wilson

Military

35 missions: 1944 - Sep 19 Coblenz; 28 Merseburg; Oct 3 Wurzburg; 6 Cuxhaven; 7 Merseburg; 9 Mainz; 12 Cologne; 22 Munster; 25 Hamburg; Nov 2 Merseburg; 4 Hamburg; 5 Ludwigshaven; 6 Neumunster; 16 Langefwehe; 21 Giessen; 30 Merseburg; Dec 12 Darmstadt; 15 Hanover; 24 Gross Osthiem; 27 Amdermach; 28 Coblenz; 30 Mannheim; 1945 - Jan 2 Saarlouis; 10 Karlsruhe; 13 Mainz; 14 Hellendorf; 28 Duisburg; 29 Kassel; Feb 9 Dulmom; 14 Chemnitz; 15 Munster; 19 Rheine; 21 Nurenburg; 25 Munich.

DFC/ Air Medal w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH/ Meritorious Service Medal/ AF Commendation Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ Army Commendation Medal w/ 1 Bronze Loop

Service

Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 550th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-32078 Barbara B

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/1/44; Gr Island 17/2/44; Presque Is 4/3/44; Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG-C] Gt Ashfield 6/3/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 43-38273 Sugar Jo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15 JUly 1944. Kearney 24 July 1944.Grenier 8 August 1944. Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG-S] Gt Ashfield 13 August 1944. Mid-air collision on 1 March 1945 (mission to Ulm, Germany.) 8 killed : Pilot Alexander Rusecky; Co-Pilot George C....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lima, Ohio 4 June 1920
Enlisted 3 July 1941
injured 2 November 1944

injured in battle but did not report the injury

Final combat mission Munich, Germany 25 February 1945

Final combat mission over Munich

retired from air force 1971

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2016 17:15:31 AlanHarris Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added connection to aircraft 43-38273 after research in 385th Bomb Group database.

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2015 14:29:16 jdossetter Changes to nickname, awards, events and aircraft associations
Sources

http://limaohio.com/news/news/31230384/Military-Actions:-Lima-mans-milit...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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