Oscar Hudson Wilkinson

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 21904 - Oscar H Wilkinson

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

  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 68th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Jackson, MS, USA

Other

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

Buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery, Plot O, Row 8, Grave 10.

Revisions

Date25 May 2016 09:00:54
ContributorFlying8ball
Sources

Found on-line

Date15 Feb 2015 20:39:28
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

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.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:20:53
ContributorAAM
Sources

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

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