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Wilson, Russell

WILSON

Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/11/2007 at 16:44:34

Wilson, Russell

Dysart, IA

Serial No: 17043239

Born: Feb 4, 1920

Parents: Jasper and Martha Wilson

Entered Army: Feb 5, 1942, AAF

Training in US: Tulsa, OK; Ypsalanti, MI

Left for Overseas: Newport News, VA on Mar 17, 1944; arrived in Europe on Apr 16, 1944. Assigned 484th Bomb. Grp., 827th Bomb. Sqdn.

Researcher Note: His parents are buried in Buckingham Cem. Traer, IA. Buckingham can be viewed online.

Engagements: Rome-Arno, No. Appennines, Po Valley, South France, North France, Rhineland, Air Combat Balkans

Medals-Ribbons: Bronze Star, Distinguished Unit Badge with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, EAME Ribbon with 7 Bronze Battle Stars

Returned to US: Casablanca; arrived US on Oct 31, 1945

Discharged: Lincoln, NB, Nov 17, 1945

Rating: M/Sgt.

Months in Service: In US, 26; overseas, 18

Present Occupataion: Farming

(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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