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George Roosevelt Wall

Military

Assigned to 778BS, 464BG, 15AF USAAF. Gilson crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Lugo, Italy in B-24 44-49710; A/C suffered direct flak hit on a 'milk run'. Starboard wing collapsing between engines; crashed Lugo, Italy 10-Apr-45, Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13711

Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (3OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • James Gilson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 464th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 778BS, 464BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Lugo, Italy in B-24 44-49710; A/C suffered direct flak hit on a 'milk run'. Starboard wing collapsing between engines; crashed Lugo, Italy 10-Apr-45, Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13711. ...

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Units served with

  • 464th Bomb Group

    464th Bomb Group

    Group
    A Consolidated History of the 464th Bomb Group ...

  • 778th Bomb Squadron

    778th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber squadron in mid-1943, trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO), October 1943, becoming a Fifteenth Air Force heavy bomb squadron, attacking enemy targets both in...

Aircraft

  • 44-49710 "Stevonovitch II"

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 778BS, 464BG, 15AF USAAF. Suffered direct flak hit on a 'milk run'. Starboard wing collapsing between engines, pilot Col James Gilson, C/O of the 779th BS and nine other crew members were KIA [killed in action], one waist gunner was thrown...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Akron, Summit County, OH 18 October 1917

Son of Edwin A and Agnes Wall.
Husband to Mildred Elizabeth Parks.

Enlisted Charlotte, NC 28 March 1942

Charlotte, North Carolina

Based Pantanella 1944 – 10 April 1945

Assigned to 778BS, 464BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died Lugo, Italy 10 April 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Lugo, Italy in B-24 44-49710; A/C suffered direct flak hit on a 'milk run'. Starboard wing collapsing between engines; crashed Lugo, Italy 10-Apr-45, KIA MACR 13711

Buried Memorial Park Cemetery Salisbury, Rowan County, NC 1948

Re-Interred
Memorial Park Cemetery
Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2022 12:50:12 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events
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Date Contributor Update
30 May 2020 13:05:57 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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