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Cy Wilson

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) crashed into North Sea on 27 Aug 1944 in P-51 'Wrangler, Jr' #44-13951

Service

Units served with

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 55th Fighter Squadron
  • 77th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-2578 Butcher Shop/ Big Tin Bird

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Boeing B-17E ...

  • 44-13951

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-28393 Wrangler

    P-38 Lightning
    While assigned to the 474th Fighter Group, aircraft lost on routine flight 8 June 1945 while flying from airfield Y-52, Nice, France to airfield R-2, Bad Langensalza, Germany. Aircraft crashed in bad weather just west of Strasbourg, France. The 430th...

Associated Place

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...

  • Wittering

    Military site : airfield
    Wittering, now in Cambridgeshire, began as RFC Stamford in 1916. By the end of the First World War, it had been renamed RAF Wittering, and was used by both British and American aircraft. It had six hangars, fifteen aircraft sheds and many other...

Events

Event Location Date
Born West Point, Texas 17 December 1912
Prisoner of War (POW) Denmark 27 August 1944
Died 28 December 1954

Died crash landing of a F-84F after engine flamed out.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 November 2016 01:22:45 fugari Changes to awards and media associations
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cook

Date Contributor Update
26 November 2016 01:13:17 fugari Changes to highest rank, role, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
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cook

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2015 10:13:59 jrugman Changes to service number, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Transferred information from duplicate and Page 86, The Mighty Eighth in Color, Roger Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8304 / MACR 8304, King's Cliffe Memorial Edition / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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