Wheeler, William M., 2nd Lt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 302nd Fighter Squadron
Service Years
1943 - 1945
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Detroit
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jul 19, 2011
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

US Army Honorable Discharge Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

After returning to the US in August 1945, Lt. Wheeler worked for Data Digests, Inc., a major international financial publishing company, eventually becoming Vice President of Production and Distribution. In the 1970s, he worked as a Methods and Procedures Analyst on the A-10 Warthog and Space Shuttle projects at Fairchild Republic Company's Farmingdale, NY, plant. In 1977, he joined National Bank of North America and its successor, National Westminster Bank, initially as a Purchasing Manager and eventually, rising to Vice President/Director of Purchasing, Printing, Central Supply and Distribution.


He retired from the business world in 1991, and in 1999, began participating in The Tuskegee Airmen’s Speakers Bureau. He makes many presentations throughout the country in many different venues each year on his favorite subject — The Tuskegee Airmen story.


   
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 Ribbon Bar


Pilot Badge


 
 National Guard Awards


 
 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight School332nd Fighter Group302nd Fighter Squadron
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1944-1945, 332nd Fighter Group
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 302nd Fighter Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
 Colleges Attended 
Howard UniversityTuskegee Institute
  1939-1943, Howard University
  1943-1943, Tuskegee Institute
 My Aircraft/Missiles
PT-17 Kaydet  BT-13 Valiant  AT-6 Texan  P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1943-1943, PT-17 Kaydet
  1943-1943, BT-13 Valiant
  1943-1944, AT-6 Texan
  1944-1944, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
  1944-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1944-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang
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