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Wilbur D. Babcock
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Birth: Aug. 21, 1922
Death: May 13, 1979

WORLD WAR II SERVICE

Mr. BABCOCK ENLISTED AND ENTERED ACTIVE SERVICE ON NOVEMBER 21, 1941 AT TACOMA, WASHINGTON. COMPLETED BASIC TRAINING AND QUALIFIED IN THE MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY OF RADIO OPERATOR (756). SERVED WITH OTHER STATESIDE UNITS UNTIL ASSIGNED TO THE 437TH FIGHTER SQUADRON, 414TH FIGHTER GROUP, WHICH WAS EQUIPPED WITH P-47 'THUNDERBOLT' AIRCRAFT AND CONSTITUTED ON OCTOBER 15, 1944. DEPARTED THE CONTINENTAL U.S. ON JUNE 15, 1945 WITH HIS UNIT WHEN IT DEPLOYED TO THE PACIFIC THEATER OF OPERATIONS. PARTICIPATED IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC AND RYUKYUS CAMPAIGNS SUPPORTING AIR COMBAT FROM BASES ON GUAM AND IWO JIMA UNDER THE DIRECTION OF 20TH AIR FORCE. EARNED THE GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, AMERICAN DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, AMERICAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL, ASIATIC-PACIFIC CAMPAIGN MEDAL WITH 2 BRONZE BATTLE STARS AND THE WWII VICTORY MEDAL. HONORABLY DISCHARGED AS A SERGEANT ON DECEMBER 9, 1945 AT THE SEPARATION CENTER, JEFFERSON BARRACKS, MISSOURI.




(This information has been posted on
the National World War II Memorial's Registry of Remembrances website by
Robert Medley Gatewood. It is entered here with his permission.)


Wilbur D. Babcock


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 Spouse:
  Dollie Marie Winchester Babcock (1925 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Flora
Clay County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Lady In Black
Originally Created by: Ewood Sexton
Record added: Oct 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22447790
Wilbur D. Babcock
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Wilbur D. Babcock
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Wilbur D. Babcock
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