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Carlton Adron Wilkins
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Birth: Jun. 12, 1917
Rockingham County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 1997
Greensboro
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA

Carlton was the eldest of five children born to Cora Richardson and Cabell Wilkins. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on 16 Sep 1940. Following the start of WWII, he was selected for and graduated from Army Air Force Pilot Training. His obituary acknowledges that he was a B-17 pilot, stationed in England, and flew 30 combat missions, receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with four Oakleaf Clusters and other awards.

He married Juanita Joyce on 7 August 1944 in Bennettsville, S.C. after returning from combat in Europe and en route to his next military assignment in Florida. They had one child.

His obituary states that he was employed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Greensboro for 30 years, retiring as chief architect. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Juanita Joyce Wilkins of the home; his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Ron Wolf of Greensboro, Ga.; and sisters, Jane Shemo of Eden, and Eloise Mabe of Mayodan."


A PERSONAL NOTE: Lieutenant Wilkins was the Pilot of the B-17 with my brother, Eugene Oxford, as Bombardier. The aircrew trained together in the U.S. and then ferried a B-17 to the U.K. in March 1944. They were assigned to the 524th Bomb Sq, 379th Bomb Gp, 8th Air Force at Kimbolton, England. His crew flew the required thirty bombing missions over enemy territory in less than ten weeks (13 Apr 1944 to 21 Jun 1944), a harrowing feat. The heroism of our "Finest Generation" cannot be overstated.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Cabel Adron Wilkins (1886 - 1956)
  Cora Richardson Wilkins (1897 - 1986)
 
Burial:
Joyce Chapel Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Stoneville
Rockingham County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: David Oxford
Record added: Sep 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41617801
Carlton Adron Wilkins
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Carlton Adron Wilkins
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Carlton Adron Wilkins
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- Dewey Bruce Glenn
 Added: Dec. 6, 2015

- GJ
 Added: May. 27, 2015
You were a member of America's Greatest Generation, that helped get us through the Depression, then went to War to save us from the Axis powers who would have destroyed the ways of life of those in England and America, as they already had in Europe. Bless...(Read more)
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Jun. 14, 2014
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