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Floyd Edwin Wilhelm
Floyd Edwin Wilhelm
TitleFloyd Edwin Wilhelm
DescriptionPortrait of Captain Floyd Edwin Wilhelm who was born October 7, 1922 in Jonesboro, Illinois, son of William and Alice Wilhelm. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II for more than four years and carried out Berlin Airlift missions, attached to the 317th Troop Carrier Wing. He served nine months in the Korean War. He was the first pilot in charge of an R.B. 45 to fly a non-stop jet from San Francisco to Japan unescorted, making the trip in September 1951. He lost his life October 20, 1952 while giving jet training, leaving a wife Delilah and five children.
Datecirca 1950
Item TypePhotograph, b&w, 4.25 x 6 in.
CollectionGold Star Mother's Legion Scrapbook (SC68)
See finding aid: http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Local,37095
LocationSC68, p.75
SubjectWorld War II
Air pilots
Military air pilots
War
Soldiers
Local SubjectGold Star Mothers of Kansas City
Wilhem, Floyd E.
Korean War
Digital FormatJPEG
Barcode10020641
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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