WILSON – George Sheldon

Flight Lieutenant – Pilot – Spitfire/Mustang

Believed served Middle east

[Source: CMHA]

3 additions to “WILSON – George Sheldon”

  1. Steve Brew adds:

    I have George S. Wilson as a Flight Sergeant and subsequently Warrant Officer (No. 1007094) on 41 Squadron RAF from 11 March to 20 May 1943 as his first operational squadron. He was born in St. James, Trinidad, on 13 May 1922, but educated at Queens Royal College & Strathallan School, Scotland. He joined the RAFVR at Padgate on 22 July 1940, and was trained at 22 EFTS and 11 SFTS. He had logged 882 non-operational flying hours by the time he joined 41 Squadron, but none operational. He is last mentioned on the Squadron ORB’s F541 on 20 May 1943 but there is no further comment on his departure on the F540. This site indicates he rose to Flight Lieutenant, but I can find no record of his commissioning in the London Gazette, or an officer’s service number. If anyone has further information on this man, would they please contact me on brewATclientsDOTch, as I am including his details in a 41 Squadron History to be completed by the end of this year, with intention of publishing in 2012. Does anyone also have is middle name, please?

  2. Angela adds:

    His middle name was Sheldon and he passed in Newark Ohio in November 1996.
    he was my grandpa In law. His Wife Beatrice I McCall-Wilson also passed recently 11/03/1921-03/19/2012 you can find more info about grandpa and his mission in the Morgan/Licking County Oh WWII Book. Grandma had one, but i have no idea where it went to! He also had 2 sons to sons follow him to the militarty Richard Wilson & Gary Wilson (gary passed in 1999) and a grand daughter went to the US Air Force Rebecca Sue Wilson

  3. Steve Brew adds:

    Hi Angela

    Thank you for your reply. I’m sorry for the delay in responding; I’ve only just seen it.

    Your great uncle appears in my book, “Blood, Sweat and Valour”, which was released in London in December 2012 (see http://brew.clients.ch/bsv.htm). I will be releasing the next volume of my Squadron History, “Blood, Sweat and Courage”, in London this coming December. I would still be interested in discussing George Wilson with you, if you would kindly contact me off board at brew@clients.ch please. I am the Squadron Historian and would like to update my data with any additional information you may be able to provide, please.

    I look forward to hearing from you

    Kind regards


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