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Wilson Witman Cain

Military

Assigned to 344BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid in B-24 42-40208 'Sad Sack' with William Banks crew. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • William Banks

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 344BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid in B-24 42-40208 'Sad Sack'. 50 x combat missions. ETD Awards: SS, DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 344th Bomb Squadron

    344th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    The 344th Bombing Squadron was first activated at MacDill Field, Florida as one of the original three squadrons assigned to the 98th Bombardment Group. The 344th soon moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana, where it began to train as a Consolidated B-24...

Aircraft

  • 42-40208 'The Sad Sack'

    B-24 Liberator
    Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by William D Banks, safely diverting to Cypress. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Middletown, PA 19 April 1919

Son of Maurice W and Panzie Pearl [Hetrick] Cain.

Based Benghazi, Libya 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 344BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Newport News, VA 13 November 1972
Buried Hillsdale Cemetery, Middletown, Dauphin County, PA 17 November 1972

Hillsdale Cemetery
Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 July 2020 16:36:50 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/109981830
https://www.fold3.com/image/541095523
https://www.fold3.com/record/86712449-wilson-w-cain
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18916685/wilson-whitman-cain

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