Oscar Hudson WilkinsonMilitary ROLL OF HONOUR
On 27 Jan 1943 in B-24D 41-23690 while serving as Navigator the primary target was Wilhelmshaven, Germany, but due to severe weather and poor navigation, it became a target of opportunity at Lemmer, Holland. Immediately after bombing the harbor facilities, the formation was hit by both flak and fighters. The aircraft sustained a mid-air collision with and FW-190 and crashed into the Waddenzee near Harlingen, Holland.
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Units served with
|Jackson, MS, USA|
Killed in Action (KIA)
|Waddenzee||1943-01-27||Killed when aircraft sustained a mid-air collision with and FW-190 and crashed into the Waddenzee, Holland.|
|Buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery, Plot O, Row 8, Grave 10.|
Lee Cunningham 15-Feb-2015. Added SN and KIA event per MACR 15637; Added Burial Event and decorations per American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) record; made connection to Place and Mission within existing website data; Added crew position to Biography and other details per "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 15637 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / http://8thairforce.com/44thbg/search/perlastname.asp