Wyman Charles SLOSSON

Wyman Charles SLOSSON

Male 1917 - 1944  (27 years)

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  • Name Wyman Charles SLOSSON  [1
    • March 22, 1943

      2-39849 Lt. W. C. Slosson - Tagged on to 457th BG whose bombs knocked this aircraft down. Lt. Wyman C. Slosson (KIA), Lt. David A. Smithline (POW), Lt. Joseph W. Daugherty (POW), Lt. James P. Higgins (POW), S/Sgt. James R. Green (POW), S/Sgt. Edward T. DeMattos (POW), Sgt. Verlyn G. Brown (POW), Sgt. Emmette Highland (POW), Sgt. Ronald W. Power (POW), Sgt. Warren M. Beahr (POW).

      Second Lieutenant
      Pilot
      Division - transport: 8th Air Force
      Company - Squadron: 508th Bomber Squadron
      Unit - Group: 351st Bomber Group, Heavy

      Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
      Gravenumber: Walls of the Missing
      Cemetery: American War Cemetery Margraten

      The Pilot Wyman Slosson was injured and waiting for his crew to bail out.

      Source: Peter Schouteten (adoptiegraven-database)
    Born 13 Mar 1917  Bemidji, Betrami County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920  Living with parents in Bemidji, Beltrami Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1930  Living with parents in Bemidji, Beltrami Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 22 Mar 1944  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Netherlands American (ABMC) Cemetery, Margraten, Limburg, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I53133  Main Tree
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2013 

    Father Glenn Henry SLOSSON, Sr.,   b. 28 Sep 1881, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1935, Bemidji, Betrami County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Clara Elenor SCHRUNK,   b. 14 Feb 1889, Colesburg, Delaware County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1972, North Bend, Coos County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 21 Dec 1908  Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F17151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Mar 1917 - Bemidji, Betrami County, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Living with parents in Bemidji, Beltrami Co., Minnesota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Living with parents in Bemidji, Beltrami Co., Minnesota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Mar 1944 - Germany Link to Google Earth
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    Wyman Charles Slosson
    Wyman Charles Slosson
    Wyman was the pilot of a bomb damaged B-17 and he stayed a the controls to enable 8 crew members to get out of the plane. Seven survived captivity and the war.

    Information received by Pat Daugherty

  • Sources 
    1. [S01434] 1930 Census Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota.

    2. [S01773] Ancestry.com: Family Trees - Rider Family Tree by Toddchad.

    3. [S5024] 1920 Census Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota.

    4. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    5. [S5023] Ancestry.com: Family Trees - Rowe/Slosson Family Tree by jbones1963.