Born 1923, North Carolina
Died non Battle 10 September 1945

Signal Corps

Sgt Wyatt was captured in the Southwest Pacific Theatre and was a Prisoner of War at Fukuoka POW Camp #1 – Kashii (Pine Tree Camp) Kyushu Island 33-130. He was liberated and was a passenger on aircraft B-24M with serial number 44-42052, nickname Liquidator. The aircraft was on a ferrying mission from Yontan AAF Base, Okinawa to Nielsen Field on the Philippine Islands. They were reported Missing in action on 10 September 1945.

Sgt Wyatt is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in Missouri, together with 2nd Lt Charles A. Balcom, Sgt Thomas L. Cramer, Pvt Arthur Brill, PFC Ben F. David, Sgt John D. Denham, PFC Hubert J. Grabski, S/Sgt Dexter J. Hollon, F/O Wiliam D. Jones, Sgt George E. Mc Farlane, 1st Lt Charles C. Scruggs Jr., S/Sgt William Thomas, Sgt Jim M. Thornsbery, Cpl Elbert E. Wade, PFC William J. Watson and S/Sgt Robert J. Wilson.

-Enlisted on June 6, 1941, in Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA
-Parents: Ollie A. Wyatt
-Siblings: Lorene K. Wyatt and Dallie M. Wyatt

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of death: 10 September 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Signal Corps
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis County, MO
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Bottom Panel
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