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Wilson, Wendell B.

WILSON-CASLAVKA

Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/9/2007 at 16:05:01

Wilson, Wendell B.

Ottumwa, IA

Serial No: 0-2063290

Born: Jun 18, 1918

Parent: Mrs. Charles Caslavka

Entered Army: Mar 15, 1943

Training in US: Ellington Field, TX; Midland Army Air Field, TX; Columbia Army Air Field, SC

Left for Overseas: Norfolk, VA on Oct 30, 1944; arrived Leghorn, Italy.

Overseas Training: Pre-combat flight, Ghisonaccia, Corsica. Assigned 12th Air Force, 310 Bomb. Grp., 321st Sq.

Engagements: 53 combat mssions over Italy, Germany, Yugolsavia

Wounded: Slight flak wound on right hand while bombing gun positions at Rovereto, Italy.

Medals-Ribbons: Air Medal with 7 Clusters, 3 Battle Stars

Returned to US: Naples-Italy; into Savannah, GA on Jul 30, 1945

Discharged: Sioux City, IA, Oct 20, 1945

Rating: 1st Lt.

Months in Service: In US, 21; overseas, 10

Returned to US: with crew in B-25 via Tunis, Marraketch, Dakar, Roberts Field, Africa, Ascension Is.; Natal, Brazil; George Town, Br. Guinea, Puerto Rico, Savannah, GA. Flew as bombardier-navigator on B-25

Present Occupation: Partner, grocery.

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)


 

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