Roderick Wilcoxon

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Family Info: Parents: Levi and Frankie; Siblings Frank, Hardy; Children: Steven, Linda, Shirley
Hometown: Crossett, AR
Date Entered Service: March, 1941
Service Number: O-748864
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 676th
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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.
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Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
Service Schools: Advanced Flying School--Luke Field 1942
MOS: MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB
Rank Upon Discharge: Captain
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 44-61525 Them Snuf'less Skonks
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Date Discharged: 1946
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Sales Representative for Piper & Beechcraft, Hugh's Aircraft Corp., Douglas Aircraft Corp.
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Comments: Roderick Wilcoxon was a proud member of the Quiet Birdmen for many years. He passed away in September 9, 1969 and is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Cypress, CA.

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