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Last Name: 
First Name Middle Initial:
Wilmer S.
Nick Name:
Street: 1840 Solly Avenue City & State:  Philadelphia, PA E-Mail:
Zip: 19152 Phone: 215-342-9455 Spouse:  
Conflict: WWII Service Branch:  Air Force Unit: 440th Troop Carrier Group,
95th Squadron
Theater: European Where Captured:  Bastogne, Belgium Date Captured:  12/27/1944
Camps Held In:  XIIID and 7A  Nuremberg & Moosberg How Long Interned: 
Liberated / repatriated: Date Liberated:  4/29/1945 Age at Capture:  22
Medals Received: Air Medal w/ 3 oakleaf clusters, POW medal, Purple Heart, European Medal with six battle stars, Victory Medal
Military Job:  Navigator Company: 
Occupation after War:  Real Estate Broker for 55 years on 5/10




Entered Air Corp Reserve Classification Center at Nashville, Tennessee.  Classified Navigator April 12, 1943, sent to Navigational School at Monroe, Louisiana.  After graduating from Monroe, Louisiana we were sent to Coral Gables, Florida.  Graduated December 11, 1943 as a 2nd Lieutenant, as a Navigator.  Finally took off from Fort Wayne, Indiana May 10, 1943 flying the southern route and joined the 440th Troop Carrrier Group - 95th Squadron on or about June 1, 1944, six days before D-Day at Exeter, England. Shot down December 27, 1944 at Bastogne, Belgium and was taken Prisoner of War after parachuting from the plane (C-47 pulling a Glider).  Released from Mooseberg Camp April 29, 1945.



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