Louis Willson - 1st Lieutenant

Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Sep 28, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa
Gold Star Hall - Wall Location: Northwest Wall (by Entrance Door)


Year at ISU: 1942

2d. Lt. Louis H. Willson 44, of Ames, was the bombadier on a B-17G, 303rd Bomber Group and 360th Bomber Squadron, on a mission over Magdeburg, Germany on Sept. 28, 1944. A group of 40 German fighters attacked their formation and 11 B-17s were shot down. Willson and his eight crewmates were killed when their plane crashed near Homburg, Germany.