From a Barbour County Scrapbook
submitted by Linda Graham.
Clippings from the Barbour Democrat
Belington Flier Missing in Crash
Philippi, Aug. 18 -- Mr. And Mrs. Howard WILSON, of Belington, have been notified
by the navy department that their son, Lt. (jg) Sherwood Lee WILSON, 25, has been
missing since August 8, when his plane crashed somewhere in the Pacific area. Lt.
WILSON graduated from Belington high school and Alderson-Broaddus college and took
private pilot training at the Elkins airport before entering the service in
February, 1942. He took his cadet training at Anacostia, D.C., and then went to
Corpus Christi, Tex., where he was commissioned an ensign in April 1943. He was
promoted to his present rating and later was assigned as a signal flight officer
and instructor at Miami, Fla., for six months before going into combat service.
Lt. WILSON has one brother, Carpenter's Mate First Class Woodrow WILSON, who
also is with the navy in the Pacific.
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