This collection contains materials from the personal collection of Charles Richard Wilson. Wilson was a pilot in the U.S.
Army Air Force during World War II. He was shot down over the North Sea and captured and held as a prisoner of war until his
camp was liberated at the end of the war. He was killed in an air accident off the Galapagos Islands in 1953.
Charles Richard “Chuck” Wilson was born in Missouri, 16 December 1921. He attended Citrus Junior College in the Los Angeles
area, majoring in mathematics. He worked at North American Aviation for a brief period before enlisting in the Army Air Corps
on 11 April 1942.
0.8 Cubic Feet
2 manuscript boxes
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