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James V G Wilson


Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Rysum on 11 Mar 45 in P-51 #4472207.Retired Brigadier General (USAF)

Legion of Merit (first Oak Leaf Cluster); Purple Heart; Amer Defense Service Medal; American Campaign Medal; EAME Campaign Medal w 1 bronze star; WW II victory Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Korean Service Medal; Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with 1 s


Units served with

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • Headquarters (359th Fighter Group)



Event Location Date
Born Ellwood City, Pennsylvania 27 February 1913
Born Germany 11 March 1945


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:57 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13392