PFC Wilma Eva Liles

PFC Wilma Eva Liles

Birth
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Death 30 May 1945 (aged 30–31)
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56248516 · View Source
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Wilma (Wilna) served as a Private First Class in the Women’s Army Corps, and was a passenger on C-47B #44-76406, 1202nd Air Air Force Base Unit, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

Her first name is shown in records as both "Wilma" and "Wilna".

She resided in Dallas County, Texas prior to the war.

She enlisted in the Women's Army Corps on June 9, 1944 in McKinney, Texas. She was noted, at the time of her enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

C-47B #44-76406 took off, with a crew of 3 and 18 passengers, from Accra, Ghana on a transport mission to Robert's Field, Liberia. For an unknown reason "Mayday's" were heard from the C-47. They disappeared and are believed to have crashed into the sea near Takordi, Ghana. All 21 on board were lost.

Wilma (Wilna) was declared "Missing In Action" on this flight during the war.

Service # A-819034

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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Crew lost on C-47B #44-76406

Ellis, Alfred R. ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, IA
Mulhern, Robert E. ~ F/O, Co-Pilot, MA
Shiffman, George A. ~ Corp, Radio Operator, OH

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18 Passengers lost on C-47B #44-76406

Brohinsky, Rose ~ Pfc, WAC, NY
Cooper, Doris F. ~ Sgt, WAC, IL
Flannery, Flossie D. ~ Pfc, WAC, IN
Friend, Frieda C. ~ Pfc, WAC, NY
Gollinger, Mary F. ~ Pfc, WAC, CA
Holden, Velma E. ~ Corp, WAC, NC
Hollingsworth, Odessa L. ~ Pfc, WAC, OK
King, Alice D. ~ Pfc, WAC, OR
Liles, Wilma E. ~ Pfc, WAC, TX
McBride, Evelyn L. ~ Pfc, WAC, TX
McKinney, Alice P. ~ Pfc, WAC, MI
Puchalla, Rose F. ~ Pfc, WAC, MN
Rice, Mildred E.~ Pfc, WAC, KS
Roomsburg, Tony P. ~ Pfc, WAC, CA
Rozzelle, Helen F. ~ Pfc, WAC, D.C.
Seyfert, Leona M. ~ Pfc, WAC, IL
Warlick, Ruth E. ~ Pfc, WAC, TX
Williams, Bonnie L. ~ Pfc, WAC, KS

( Crew & Passenger List by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56248516
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Wilma Eva Liles (1914–30 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56248516, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .