Marion A. Wilson

World War II
Service #O-717124
Unit741st Bomber Squadron, 455th Bomber Group, Heavy
RankSecond Lieutenant U.S. Army Air Forces
Entered Service From Tennessee
Date of DeathJuly 22 1944
Tablets of the Missing
Purple Heart
Purple Heart

2nd Lt. Wilson was initially listed as missing in action. Following the war, his remains were recovered. He is buried as part of a group burial in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. His name is permanently inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at Florence American Cemetery.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.