John Richardson Wilcox

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army Air Forces

HOMETOWN
Tyler, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A 1ST LIEUTENANT WITH THE FIRST PROVISIONAL GROUP (HEAVY), MIDDLE EAST AIR FORCES. ON 15 JUNE 1942 HE, WHILE ACTING AS CO-PILOT, TOOK PART IN AN ATTACK UPON ITALIAN FLEET OPERATING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR MEDAL FOR HIS GALLANTRY IN ACTION.