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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Subject: Izard County WW II dead
Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 10:27:35 -0500
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Wonder why his name isn't on the list? I have his obit. I double checked the
list and didn't find him.
I also have obit for his brother Charles H. Wilson..
> Another one not on the list would be Scott Wilson, also the son of Ada
> Wilson. He was first declared MIA and then later lost in action. I am
> including an article about him.
> The VFW Post (Wilson-Byler) at Calico Rock was named for the two Wilson
> and the two Byler boys killed in WW II.
> Janis Wilson
> CALICO ROCK PROGRESS - Jan. 11, 1945
> SCOTT WILSON NOW LISTED BY NAVY AS LOST IN ACTION
> Wayne Scott Wilson, Aviation Ordnanceman second-class, son of Mrs. Ada
> Wilson and the late Jesse A. Wilson, of Calico Rock, is now listed by the
> Navy department as deceased. This information was given in a letter from
> Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal, received recently by Mrs. Ada
> Young Wilson has been carried on the official records of the Navy
> as missing in action since February 24, 1942, when the plane in which he
> flying, a unit of Patrol Wing Ten, was attacked by enemy aircraft over
> Makassar Harbor. The plane was on a mission to bomb Japanese transports.
> Secretary of Navy Forrestal's letter to Mrs. Wilson say, in part: "In
> of the additional length of time that has elapsed since your son was
> reported to be missing, because no official nor unconfirmed reports of his
> survival have been received, and because his name has not appeared on any
> lists or reports of personnel liberated from Japanese prisoner of war
> I am reluctantly forced to the conclusion that he is deceased. I know
> little solace the formal and written word can be to help meet the burden
> your loss, but in spite of that knowledge, I cannot refrain from saying
> simply, that I am sorry. It is hoped that you may find comfort in the
> thought that your son gave his life for his country, upholding the highest
> traditions of the Navy."
> > > Taken from Calico Rock Progress - July 5, 1946 issue
> > >
> > > PFC Tovel O. Arnold killed in action
> > > Pvt. Lanceford H. Balch killed in action
> > > Pvt. Duane Ball s/o Mr & Mrs Winfred Ball of Gorby.
> > > Killed in truck accident at an Army camp in Texas in 1943
> > > Sgt. Thurston L. Beard, killed in action
> > > PFC Edmund Biles killed in action
> > > Pvt. Calrel W. Birmingham died non battle
> > > PFC Lloyd A. Byler, son of Mr and Mrs Marshall Byler of Boswell.
> > > Killed in action in the Phillippine Islands.
> > > Pvt. Floyd E. Byler s/o Mr & Mrs Marshall Byler of Boswell. Killed in
> > action in France
> > > PFC Olen Copeland killed in action
> > > Pvt Noble R. Craig, died non battle
> > > PFC Paul C. Dalrymple s/o Mrs J. M. Dalrymple of Wideman.
> > > Killed in a jeep accident, Buckley Field, Colo., 3 Jan 1944
> > > PFC Aubrey w. Finley killed in action
> > > PFC Fred Floyd killed in action
> > > 2nd-Lt. Robert L. Hengel finding of death
> > > 2nd-Lt. Gerold G. Hill killed in action
> > > Pvt. Otis Leo Ivie s/o Mr & Mrs Allen Ivie of Pineville.
> > > Killed in action on the Italian front, 3 Mar 1944 - aged 24
> > > PFC Elbert E. Jones of Guion, killed in action at Manila, P.I. Feb
> > 1945
> > > PFC Finis A. Kidwell died of wounds
> > > Pvt. Roy H. Killian h/o Viola Killian of Pineville Father of 5 - s/o
> > Mrs George Killian
> > > Killed in action in France 8 Nov 1944
> > > Pvt. Fed Lancaster killed in action
> > > staff Sgt. Charles L. Martin died of wounds
> > > Pvt. Robert G. Miller h/o Mrs Nobla Miller of Melbourne s/o Mr & Mrs
> > H. Miller of Melbourne
> > > Former Izard County Clerk and Treasurer. Killed in action in
> > > Pvt. Doyle C. Morgan s/o Mr & Mrs Wm. A. Morgan of Wideman. Aged 20
> > > Killed in action in France, 5 Jul 1944
> > > PFC Ewell W. Sanders died non battle
> > > PFC Grover A. Sanders died of brain hemorrage at Fort Meade,
> > Jul 1943
> > > Pvt. Raymond F. Talburt s/o Mrs Jo Talburt of Calico Rock
> > > died of heart attack at Keesler Fld., Miss. 8 Jan 1943
> > > Pvt. Elmer J. Thomas died non battle
> > > Staff Sgt Darwin D. Thompson s/o Joe C. Thompson. Killed in action 10
> > 1945 at Okinawa Aged 23
> > > TEC 4 Ezra L. Vaughn died non battle
> > > PFC Chester W. Vest h/o Mrs Lillie M. Vest of Boswell Posthumously
> > awarded the Silver Star
> > > f or gallantry in action at San Benedetto, Italy
> > > Pvt. Herbert Z. Wark killed in action
> > > Pvt Vernon C. Watkins s/o Mr & Mrs Jasper Watkins of LaCrosse.
> > > Drowned in New Caledonia 15 Mar 1944
> > > PFC Lawrence L. Wayland Mr & Mrs Jeff Wayland. Aged 24
> > > Killed in action in the Phillippine Islands, 28 Oct 1944
> > > Pvt. Charles H. Wilson s/o Mrs Ada Wilson. Died at Luzon, P. I., as
> > result of illnes 6 May 1945
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