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George Cookman Wilson

Aviation Radioman, Second Class, U.S. Navy

04051004

Bombing Squadron 102
VB-102

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: December 9, 1944
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines


AVIATION RADIOMAN SECOND CLASS GEORGE COOKMAN WILSON graduated from Collingswood (NJ) High School in 1938. Entering the Navy in March 1941, he received training at Noroton Heights CT. He was sent to the San Francisco Port of Embarkation, and shipped out to Hawaii in July, 1941. His plane was burned at one of the Hawaiian Islands on December 7, 1941. On his first flight after Pearl Harbor, he returned to Pearl with his PBY aircraft full of bullet-holes. He had seen action flying out of Hawaii, and at Guadalcanal. 

George Cookman Wilson was the radio operator in a Navy PBY-1 Catalina Patrol bomber, which, on a three plane bombing mission, collided with another aircraft while on the bomb run, near Bougainville. His body was not recovered, and he was declared dead by the Navy on December 10, 1945. He was survived by his father, Mr. Raymond Edgar Wilson, of 115 E. Clinton Avenue, Oaklyn NJ, and a sister.



George C. Wilson


BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Navy

HOMETOWN
Oaklyn, NJ

HONORED BY
Mr. & Mrs. John McCloskey, Sister

 
ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVING AT PEARL HARBOR DURING BOMBING. PLANE WAS LOST DURING THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY, HE NEVER RETURNED - LOST IN ACTION.

 


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