1Lt Russell Edward Wilkins

1Lt Russell Edward Wilkins

Birth
Pleasanton, Atascosa County, Texas, USA
Death 7 Feb 1943 (aged 23)
At Sea
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
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Memorial ID 56315812 · View Source
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First Lieutenant, 515th Bomb Squadron, 376th
Bomb Group (H), 9th Air Force, World War II.

Navigator on B-24D Liberator #41-11602
"Babe the Big Blue Ox."

Shot down by enemy fighters over the
Mediterranean on mission from Libya to
bomb Naples Harbor, Italy.

Killed In Action were:

Capt. James K Brereton, IA, Pilot
1st Lt. Donald L Burgess, CA, Co-Pilot
1st Lt. Thomas V Flynn, NY, Bombardier
1st Lt. Russell E. Wilkins, TX, Navigator
TSgt. Henry R Ballentine, PA, Engineer
SSgt. Charles D Hartley, TX, Radio Operator
Sgt. Kenneth L Gardner, AZ, Gunner
Sgt. Alfonse Schembri, MO, Gunner


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1 LT 515 BOMB SQ 376 BOMB GP(H) TEXAS

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Texas.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56315812
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Russell Edward Wilkins (21 Jun 1919–7 Feb 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56315812, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .