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Wilson, Raymond DFC (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Action 1944-08-23

Age:

Son of James E. Wilson and Mary Jane Christenson. Brother of Allen, George, Ray, Harry, Walter, Gordon, Lila, Bessie and Kathleen Wilson.

Home: Leo, Alberta

Decorations: DFC


Distinguished Service Cross
Service
RCAF
Unit
13 (MB) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Adjuvamus Tuendo (We assist by watching)
Rank
Pilot Officer
Marshal
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Wireless Air Gunner
Service Numbers
J/86699
13 Squadron (Adjuvamus Tuendo). On August 25, 1944 the crew of Baltimore aircraft FW 535 were engaged in an armed reconnaissance over the roads in the Lodi area of Italy. The aircraft was flying between 8,000 and 6,500 feet when it suddenly exploded and went down in flames. P/O H.D. Young was injured and taken Prisoner of War, he died of his wounds two days later in an Italian Hospital.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

Pilot Officer Raymond Wilson was exhumed and reburied.

Re-Burial
Google Map War Cemetery, Italy
Coll grave VI C 10-11

Crew on Baltimore Mk.V FW535

Martin Baltimore

A Royal Air Force Martin Baltimore IV/V bomber. Most aircraft were delivered to Commonwealth countries, a few were kept in the U.S. under the USAAF designation A-30.
USAAF - Official U.S. Air Force photo 051122-F-1234P-023

The Martin 187 Baltimore was a twin-engined light attack bomber built by the Glenn L. Martin Company in the United States as the A-30. The model was originally ordered by the French in May 1940 as a follow-up to the earlier Martin Maryland, then in service in France. With the fall of France, the production series was diverted to Great Britain and after mid-1941, supplied by the U.S. as Lend Lease equipment.

Development of the Baltimore was hindered by a series of problems, although the type eventually became a versatile combat aircraft. Produced in large numbers, the Baltimore was not used operationally by United States armed forces but eventually served with the British, Canadian, Australian, South African, Hellenic and the Italian air forces. it was subsequently used almost exclusively in the Mediterranean and Middle East theatre of World War II. Wikipedia

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Martin Baltimore Bomber

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

YouTube Martin Baltimore Bomber

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last update: 2021-08-26 20:35:52

Baltimore Mk.V FW535


13 (MB) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Adjuvamus Tuendo

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