The Resource Owen Thomas Wilson papers, 1943-1993
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- Papers, 1943-1993, of Owen Thomas Wilson (1922-1943) of Bland County, Virginia, who was killed in action on 22 April 1943 on Funafuti Atoll while serving with the Army Air Forces 371st Bomb Squadron. The collection includes a letter from a comrade giving an account of Wilson's death, and from military personnel regarding the disposition of his remains, clippings from published sources, biographical information, photographs, and military citations posthumously awarded to him
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- Owen Thomas Wilson was born in Bland County, Virginia on 17 February 1922. He was the son of Dewey Kent Wilson and Annabell Barger. Wilson graduated from Ceres High School in 1939. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces 371st Bomb Squadron. He was killed in action on Funafuti Atoll on 22 April 1943. He was buried on Funafuti, but later his remains were reinterred on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. His remains were later reinterred in Sharon Lutheran Cemetery in Ceres, Virginia.
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