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First Name: Bertram

Last Name: Wilson

Birthplace: Baltimore, MD, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Air Force (1947 - present)

Middle Name: W.

Date of Birth: 20 September 1921

Date of Death: 09 July 2002

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Years Served:
Bertram W. Wilson

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Bertram W. Wilson
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force

Bertram W. Wilson was born on 20 September 1921 in Baltimore, MD.

A member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, he shot down 4 German planes. He also served in the Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Lt. Colonel.

Wilson participated in the Tuskegee reunions and granted many interviews on his experiences. He drowned in his swimming pool just 5 days after the death of his former commanding officer, General Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

Death and Burial

Lieutenant Colonel Bertram W. Wilson died of drowning on 9 July 2002 in Ashford, CT. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 3223   Created by: MHOH




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