|Birth: ||Mar. 21, 1898|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 3, 1944, England|
Married: Helen May Laraway B: Est 1909
Two Children: Herbert Jr. B: 1921
Processing Co. WWII, Killed in England approx. 1944
Buried in Chatham Rural Cemetery.
Cemetery notes and/or description:
On July 3, 1944, a V-1 flying bomb decimated the 130th Chemical Processing Company of the United States Army, which was stationed at Sloane Court in London. The incident marked the greatest loss of life by American servicemen due to an attack by a V-1 Flying Bomb.[also known as "doodlebug", or "buzz bomb,"]
The men of the 130th Chemical Processing Company had only arrived in London two months earlier.Their mission was to be trained in dealing with the aftermath of a possible chemical warfare attack , as had occurred in World War I. In particular, their job was to make ready special clothing impregnated with chlorine compounds, and to distribute it in case of such an attack. A plaque at the corner of Sloane Court East and Turk's Row commemorates the tragedy:
"In memory of the 74 American military personnel of the United States Army and three civilians who were killed on the 3rd July 1944 by a ‘V1' Flying Bomb in Sloane Court East. We will remember them."
Helen May Laraway Wilder (1900 - 1979)*
Chatham Rural Cemetery
New York, USA
Maintained by: Culletto180
Originally Created by: Ev C.
Record added: Jun 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14766998
Added: Nov. 25, 2011
Son of William Ernest Wilder and Lottie Winters.. Married Helen May Laraway in Chatham, Ny may 5, 1918.. They Have Two children Herbert Spencer and Ruth E. ..|
Added: Jul. 31, 2008
Rest in Peace|
Added: Jul. 23, 2008
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