Reece Othell PilkingtonMilitary
Via his son Charles
Assigned to 337BS, 96BG, 8AF USAAF. Prisoner of War (POW). 28-Mar-44 was one of 8 crew members to bail out of B-17 42-97166 'Old Gatemouth' piloted by Wm. A. Young. Plane was hit with flak near bombing run. Plane was successfully returned to England.
Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), POW, EAME (2BS), WWII Victory, Korean service medal
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Units served with
|Hemphill, Texas||10 August 1924||Born Hemphill, Texas|
|3 November 1942|
Prisoner of war
Prisoner of War (POW)
|Stalag XVIIb, Krems an der Donau, Austria||28 March 1944||Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag XVIIb|
|15 September 1953|
|Marshall, Texas||18 March 1962||Died Marshall, Texas|
|Center Cemetery Harleton, Texas||20 March 1962||Interred Center Cemetery Harleton, Texas|