Person:John Wilcox (36)

Watchers
John Edward Wilcox
b.19 OCT 1924
m. 20 JAN 1909
  1. Helen WilcoxAbt 1911 - Bef 2008
  2. Hobart B. Wilcox1912 - 2005
  3. Geraldine Wilcox1916 - 2002
  4. Barbara WilcoxAbt 1918 - 1983
  5. William O. WilcoxAbt 1920 - Bef 2008
  6. Charles L. Wilcox1923 - 2008
  7. John Edward Wilcox1924 - 1945
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] John Edward Wilcox
Gender Male
Birth[1] 19 OCT 1924
Death[3] 20 APR 1945 near Fortezza, Trentino-Alto Adige Region, Italy
Military? 20 April 1945 Army Air Force, killed in action over Italy. Was a navigator on a B-17 bomber.
Burial[4] 7 DEC 1949 Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky
Other[5] 7 DEC 1949 Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, KentuckyRecommittal Service

"Lieutenant Wilcox died April 20, 1945 when his plan crashed into a mountain near Fortezza, Italy. The Louisville services were held for him and five other members of the bomber crew who died in the crash. The bodies had been in a common grave in Italy". (Source: State Journal Register, Springfield, Illinois, 8 Dec 1949)

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Census, 1930, Rosamond Twp., Christian County, Illinois.
  2. Obituary, John F. Wilcox, Pana Palladium, 7 May 1945.
  3. Obituary, Lt. John E. Wilcox, State Journal Register, Springfield, Illinois, 12/8/1949.
  4. Gravestone photo, John Wilcox, Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky, at Findagrave.com.
  5. Obituary, John Edward Wilcox, State Journal-Register, Springfield, Il, 4 Jan 2008.