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Robert H. Wilds, Jr.




[Due to fire nothing of RHW's service record has survived. The following information has been graciously provided by his widow or gleaned from online sources]

Lieutenant Robert H. Wilds, Jr. USAAF, (General Offices) was Co-Pilot of a B-24 Liberator of the 885th Bomb. Sqdn., (H) (Sp) 15th Air Force.
Lt. Wilds flew many missions in North Africa and Italy and was reported missing and later killed in action over Yugoslavia. He was decorated with the Air Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.




Robert H. Wilds, Jr.

723rd Bomber Squadron
450th Bomber

First Lieutenant


Inducted from Pennsylvania
DOD Nov. 21, 1944
BURIED in Florence, Italy
AWARDS: Purple Heart, Air Medal, additional army medals

[Online Database: World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas]




Read letters to/from Robert H. Wilds, Jr., as well as official correspondence following his death.




Robert H. Wilds is included in the inscription on the Harvard World War II Memorial


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