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Wilson Jr. , Charles

Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman Second Class Charles Wilson Jr.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 124 (VPB-124)

United States Naval reserve.


Charles is born approx. on 27 Aug. 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Father, Charles Wilson.

Mother, Margaret (Hamilton) Wilson.

Sister(s), Janet, Margaret and Dorothy Mae Wilson.

Brother(s), Samuel Wilson.


Charles enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 8569208.


Charles Crew-members on-board the plane a PB4Y-2 Privateer were,

LT(jg)           Jack R. Crist           Pilot
LT(jg)           Grant W Smith        Co Pilot
ENSIGN        Ralph M. W. Frailey
AMM2          John E Cain
ARM2          Charles Wilson Jr.
AOM2          Donald L Bott
AMM3          Theodore Noonan
ARM3          John B Kaighn Jr
AOM2          Norman F Surface
S1c              Bernard J Moriarty
S1c              Earnest E Pike
ART1           Norman I Sayre
ENSIGN        Gerald W Eves
ARM            Jack “C” Camerson
AOM1          Raymond J Skulina
ARM2          Thomas P Metz

Charles was KIA on the Mission to attacked enemy vessels, they also were attacked and shot down on 26 June 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to,

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/


6/26/1945 PB4Y-2 59532 VPB-124   OKINAWA EMPIRE LTJG J.R. CRIST U


Patch Partrol Bombing Squadron 124 (VPB-124)
Consolidated PB4Y 2 Privateer
Crew, Charles Back Row, 1st Left
Yotan Airfield, Okinawa
Okinawa Harbor with vessels 1945
Charles Wilson Jr.
His rank Aviation Radioman Second Class