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Level of Education: 3 years of college 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
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19064974 1
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Capt. Kieth G Wilson,USAF LTC, Ret. B-25 Combat Pilot, 310thBG

North Africa

310th Bomb Group, 379th Bomb Squad, MTO WWII B-25 Pilot, Lt to Capt. Kieth G Wilson flew Combat Missions out of North Africa. 

Veterans Administration-Grave Locator   WILSON, KIETH GORDON
US AIR FORCE    LT COL US AIR FORCE
WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/20/1920    DATE OF DEATH: 02/10/1905--SHOULD BE: 1985
BURIED AT: SECTION T1 SITE 716   FT. LOGAN NATIONAL CEMETERY  DENVER, CO

    Wilson was Canham’s co-pilot - first mission for crew was 1 Jan 43 (Lt to Capt. Canham named the "Shanghi Lil" before leaving the States).  

428th BS Mission Summary:  (Ops Order ---/mission ---) Group Mission # 9: In spite of the fact that it was New Year’s Day, and a moving day to boot, there was a mission, to the La Goulette Docks at Tunis.  Unfortunately, the planes were all forced to turn back because of bad weather, and no bombs were dropped. 

  A/C No. 3 # 41-13070 “Shanghai Lil” P Canham, Arthur E., 1Lt CP Wilson, Keith G., 1Lt   None Rebello, John E., Jr., T/Sgt   R None listed - likely the bombardier   Parker, Perrie C., Sgt

428th BS Special Account:  Promotions began coming in for the officers in the squadron.  Captain Walker was officially a Major, Captain Wilson from 1st Lt. to Captain, 2nd Lts. Blaauw, Brennan, Basich, Ferrand, Haines, Purifoy, Wescott, and Harder were all promoted to First Lieutenants.  First Lieutenant Norvell was promoted to Captain.  More promotions followed; 2nd Lt. Bingham, Butterfield, Cunningham, Frost, Lindeberg, Middleton, Smith, Wheeler, Williams and K.G. Wilson all promoted to First Lieutenant. Wilson, Keith G., 1Lt, pilot

 6 Jul 43 crew – he flew 9 more missions with this crew (6 with Lt Dory as copilot and 3 Stokes, Louis S., 2Lt ).

   A/C No. 3 probably 41-13070 “Shanghai Lil” Wilson, Keith G., 1Lt  CP Dory, John N., 2Lt   N None   B Stewart, Leslie F., T/Sgt   None  R Bosworth, William H., T/Sgt    G McDonald, Donald E. "Mac", S/Sgt

 Wilson’s 50th mission on 23 Jul 43

428th BS War Diary:  Crotone airdrome on the instep of Italy’s boot played host to our bombers today.  Direct hits were made on hangars and buildings on the west side of the field.  At least 10 planes were believed hit.  3 strings ran through the center of the landing ground.  Lt. Wilson, T/Sgt. Bosworth, and S/Sgt. Langford said “fini” today.  Lt. Holley, T/Sgt. Glass and S/Sgt. Langford were taken off of combat.  A formation, to present awards, was called off when the weather man predicted another sand storm.  Wilson, Keith G., 1Lt, pilot

 Wilson went home on 5 Aug 43.

428th BS War Diary:  C-43’s and C-47’s carried our equipment down while our bombers ferried the personnel.  The field is located just outside the village of Menzel-Temime on the eastern tip of the cape.  Approximately 1 mile from the Mediterranean.  The beach is stream with old German wreckage - evidence of where an evacuation tried to take place.  Our area is amongst fig and olive trees.  Each area lined off by rows of cactus trees.  Everyone now sleeping in pyramidal tents.  Lts. Wilson and Smith and T/Sgt. Bosworth started on their first leg homeward bound.     Wilson, Keith G., 1Lt, pilot

 310th Bomb Group/321st Bomb Group (57th Bomb Wing) Historical Research Team;  John T Fitzgerald, Patti Johnson and Barbi Ennis Connolly (319th BG and 321st BG Historian 2007-___ )

USAF LTC (Ret) Lieth G Wilson

Colorado

Kieth Gordon Wilson    Birth: May 20, 1920    Death: Feb. 10, 1985
Burial: Fort Logan National Cemetery     Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
NAME WILSON  KIETH  G    RESIDENCE: STATE CALIFORNIA : COUNTY  SANTA CLARA
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 9175 SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA
DATE OF ENLISTMENT  04 January, 1942 
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION AV#C Aviation Cadet / Aviation Cadet
BRANCH: AC# Air Corps  CODE Air Corps  NATIVITY  MINNESOTA  YEAR OF BIRTH 1920
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP  White, citizen   EDUCATION  3 years of college
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION  Actors    MARITAL STATUS Single, without dependents
Height: 68   Weight: 152
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Veterans Administration-Grave Locator
WILSON, KIETH GORDON
US AIR FORCE
LT COL US AIR FORCE
WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/20/1920
DATE OF DEATH: 02/10/1905--SHOULD BE: 1985
BURIED AT: SECTION T1 SITE 716
FT. LOGAN NATIONAL CEMETERY
4400 WEST KENYON AVENUE DENVER, CO 80236  

Social Security Death Index    Name: Keith Wilson   SSN: 571-07-0651
Last Residence: 80909 Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States
of America  Born: 20 May 1920   Died: Feb 1985  State (Year) SSN issued: California    Name: Keith Wilson   State of Issue: California
Date of Birth: Thursday May 20, 1920    Date of Death: February 1985
Est. Age at Death: 64 years, 8 months   Last known residence:  City: Colorado Springs
County: El Paso   State: Colorado   ZIP Code: 80909                                                            L

 

I didn't know the LTC, but my dad did - that's him on the far right in the photograph: SSG Perrie Charles Parker.  I'm so happy to have found this page!

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