Grimsby Newspapers
F.O. Bill Wilson presumed dead
Publication:
Grimsby Independent, 3 Aug 1944, p. 5


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Newspaper
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Articles
Date of Publication:
3 Aug 1944
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Wilson, Bill ; Wilson, Harold ; Shelton, Joyce
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wilson, Water Street, have received further word regarding their son, Flying Officer Bill Wilson, who was reported missing over Germany early in the year, and although the Department at Ottawa still classifies him as missing the letter adds that no hope is held out now for him being alive. There was at the time of the flight there was a crew of eight in the bomber, and a few weeks after the first wire, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson received word that six of the crew had been killed, one was a prisoner and another was unaccounted for. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson held hopes that the one unaccounted for was their son, but the eighth member has now turned up as a prisoner of war in Germany accounting for the whole crew. "Bill", as he was generally known in town here, had made 20 flights over Europe and had some narrow escapes before his final flight. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson will have the sympathy of their many friends here in the loss of their son overseas (Note; at the time of his enlistment F.O. Wilson was the well-known and popular manager of the Grimsby A & P Store and the fiance of Miss. Joyce Shelton.)

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F.O. Bill Wilson presumed dead