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Wilson, Bennett Clay

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Bennett Clay Wilson.

Unit/Placed in, 90th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group, Light.


Bennett is born approx. on 27 Nov. 1907 in Visalia, California.

Father, George Scott Wilson.

Mother, Carrie Mae (Sparks) Wilson.

Brother(s), Everett Woodrow Wilson.

Spouse, Lurline Rachel (Ballew) Wilson.


Bennett enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 0-384791.


Bennett‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a North American B-25 Mitchell were,

1st Lt.           Bennett G. Wilson              Pilot

1st Lt.           Luther P. Smith                Co Pilot

T/Sgt.          Luther B, Word Jr.

Corporal       Leaburn D. Myers

Corporal       Henry R. Sheppard

Bennett was KIA when nearly at the Target they were attacked by superior number of Japanese Zero’s, despite gunfire and aerial bombs the succeeded to drop their Bombload on the Target (Airfield) on 25 May 1945, he is honored with a Silver Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Bennett is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/3rd_Bombardment_Group.html


Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

90th Bomer Squadron
3rd Bomber Group
North American B-25 Mitchell
Yotan Airfield, Okinawa
Japanese A6M Zero
Bennett Clay Wilson
His rank First Lieutenant
3rd Attack Group
Needle Hotel 90th Squadron