New England Air Museum
Roderick Wilcoxon
 
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Family Information:   Siblings Frank, Hardy; Children: Steven
 
Hometown:   Crossett, AR
 
Date Entered Service:   March, 1941
 
Service Number:   O-748864
 
Bomb Group:   444th
 
Squadron:   676th
 
Location of Unit:   Tinian; March, 1945
 
Missions Flown:   Wounded by flak and shot down May 29, 1945. Ditched , then picked up by Lifeguard Submarine, USS Tigrone, which set a record of 31 air crew rescued that trip.
 
Hump Missions Flown:    
 
Targets:    
 
Awards/Decorations:   Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
 
Service Schools Attended:   Advanced Flying School--Luke Field 1942
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   Capt.
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   44-61525 Them Snuf'less Skonks
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   1946
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Sales Representative for Piper & Beechcraft, Hugh's Aircraft Corp., Douglas Aircraft Corp.
 
Comments:
Roderick Wilcoxon was a proud member of the Quiet Birdmen for many years. He passed away in 1969.

 


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