Eagleson, Wilson Vash, II, 1st Lt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 332nd Fighter Group
Service Years
1942 - 1972
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1920
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Eagleson, Wilson Vash, II ("Swampy"), 1st Lt USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Bloomington, Indiana
Last Address
North Carolina

Date of Passing
Apr 16, 2006
 
Location of Interment
Markham Memorial Gardens - Durham, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Air Training Command Master Instructor (pre-1966) Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Tuskegee Airmen, Inc
  1999, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc [Verified]


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was credited with 2 aerial victories in WWII.
He is buried in Markham Memorial Gardens, Durham, NC.
   
Other Comments:
Sources:
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/military/article_fb49aef6-5eee-11df-bdf2-0017a4a78c22.html
http://tuskegeeair-nc.org/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15833548
http://www.newsargus.com/obituaries/archives/2006/04/20/wilson_eagleson_ii/
http://ncpedia.org/biography/eagleson-wilson

   
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 Ribbon Bar


Aviator (Basic)
Parachutist (Basic)


 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army (USA)Aviation Cadet Flight School33rd Fighter Group79th Fighter Group
99th Fighter SquadronUnited States Army Air Corps (USAAC)324th Fighter Group332nd Fighter Group
  1942-1942, US Army (USA)
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 1055, 33rd Fighter Group
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 79th Fighter Group
  1943-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 99th Fighter Squadron
  1943-1945, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 324th Fighter Group
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 332nd Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)/Operation Strangle
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/North Apennines Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
 Colleges Attended 
West Virginia State CollegeIndiana University
  1938-1940, West Virginia State College
  1940-1941, Indiana University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1943-1945, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
  1944-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang
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