Wesley Vance Williams, the eldest son of James and Lily Williams, joined the Air Corps during WWII. As a pilot, Wes trained other pilots to fly, strafe targets and occasionally to drop bombs. At times he flew bomber escort for B-29's. Toward the end of the war, his squadron was to be sent into combat in the Pacific theatre but the surrender of Japan (due to the dropping of the Atom bombs) prevented that from happening.
[Note: After the war, Wes got involved in the trucking business and became quite successful owning various truck lines. He, his wife Audrey and family lived in Normandy, Town and Country, Chesterfield, and south St. Louis County. A son, Ron Williams, became a dentist and resides in St. Charles, Mo. A daughter, Carol Williams Adcock, who had her own advertising agency, resides in Kirkwood, Mo.]
John Ziegler was a buddy of Wesley Vance Williams. I have included this picture since uncle Wes had the photo in his collection.
James O. Williams' Farm
Early Descendants of John Williams of Hanover Co., Virginia
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