Wilson, William Hollis

Individual Personnel Data
Name Wilson, William Hollis, "Hollis"   
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-2043778   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #32 dated 1 February 1943
Duty Bombardier
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 14 October 1943
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg: Plot H Row 9 Grave 46
Additional Information
Graduated from Bombardier School at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Class #42-17, 1 December 1942.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 842 (3.690 MB)
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Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Ogilvie, Donald PotterPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Goulder, Edmund SamuelCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Barkley, John William, JrNavigatorKIS
2nd Lt. Wilson, William Hollis, "Hollis"BombardierKIA
SGT. Murray, James RaymondRadio Operator / GunnerEV
S/SGT. Hood, Emmett AlexanderEngineer / Top Turret GunnerEV
S/SGT. McKeon, James WilliamBall Turret GunnerEV
SGT. Dudla, John RichardTail GunnerINT
SGT. Campbell, Fred SimpsonFlexible GunnerTR
SGT. Sherman, Robert Ellsworth, JrFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 21 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
1 22 June 1943 Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Bombardier 42‑5848 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
2 25 June 1943 Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑3218 Aborted mission after taking off.
Returned to base due to weather conditions; pilot was unable to maintain contact with the formation.
Sortie Report
4 28 June 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger, France
Bombardier 42‑30043 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
5 29 June 1943 Target: duNord Aircraft Works, Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Bombardier 42‑5848 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
6 4 July 1943 Target: Gnome et Rhone Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Le Mans, France
Bombardier 42‑5848 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
7 10 July 1943 Target: Drucat Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Abbeville, France
Bombardier 42‑30043 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
9 24 July 1943 Target: Aluminum & Magnesium Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Herøya, Norway
Bombardier 42‑5848 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
11 28 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Bombardier 42‑5848 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, deputy flight leader. Led wing after flight leader aborted.
Sortie Report
12 29 July 1943 Target: Naval Base
Type: Military
Location: Kiel, Germany
Bombardier 42‑5848 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
14 12 August 1943 Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑3216 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. Bomb bay doors wouldn't open on bomb run; bombs dropped on target of opportunity 30 west of Gelsenkirchen.
Sortie Report
15 15 August 1943 Target: Poix-en-Picardie and Amiens-Glisy Airfields
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie & Amiens, France
Bombardier 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
16 16 August 1943 Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Bombardier 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
17 17 August 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Bombardier 41‑24416 Combat Mission Credit
Aircraft loaned by 303rd BG for today's mission.
Sortie Report
18 27 August 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Watten, France
Bombardier 42‑30033 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
19 31 August 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Bombardier 42‑30005 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
21 6 September 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Bombardier 42‑5849 Aborted mission after taking off.
Returned to station early after failure to draw more than 20 inches manifold pressure at 17,000 feet altitude.
Sortie Report
22 7 September 1943 Target: Bruxelles-Evere Airfield/Repair Depot
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Bombardier 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
23 9 September 1943 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Lille-Vendeville, France
Bombardier 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
26 27 September 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Bombardier 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
27 2 October 1943 Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Bombardier 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Lead..
Sortie Report
28 4 October 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bombardier 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
29 8 October 1943 Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑30196 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
32 14 October 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Bombardier 42‑31059 Combat Mission Credit
Knocked down by enemy aircraft; crashed near Soissons, France; MACR 842.
Sortie Report

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