Wilbur Rodney Spradling, Jr

Wilbur Rodney Spradling, Jr

Birth
Death 22 Jul 1952 (aged 25)
Burial Weatherford, Custer County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot C
Memorial ID 16929080 · View Source
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Wilbur was living in Weatherford, OK when he entered the service. He was in the USNA Class of 1950 and was the pilot of a F-80C Shooting Star fighter interceptor with the 35th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 8th Fighter Bomber Group.

On July 22, 1952, while on a combat mission and during a dive bombing run, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire, crashed and exploded. His remains were never recovered.

His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.(see photo)

He was awarded the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.



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  • Maintained by: Finding Family
  • Originally Created by: anna hayes
  • Added: 6 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16929080
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilbur Rodney Spradling, Jr (1 Feb 1927–22 Jul 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16929080, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, Custer County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Finding Family (contributor 47632171) .