RM3c Bernard Martin Wilson

Unknown Sailor

RM3c Bernard Martin Wilson

Bernard Martin Wilson was born May 22, 1921 in Manhattan, New York City. His father, Edward Wilson, a Polish immigrant, ran a general merchandise store in the Bronx by April 1930 and the family lived in the Mt. Eden district. His mother, Rita Kahn Wilson, was a homemaker.

Young Mr. Wilson enlisted in the Naval Reserve on Oct. 7, 1940. He was a radioman and petty officer third class on the U.S.S. Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.

His name appears on a New York list of Jewish servicemen killed in World War II.


Sources: Census; Navy muster roll; the Miami (Florida) Herald; New York birth index. Navy photograph. This profile was researched and written on behalf of the U.S.S. Arizona Mall Memorial at the University of Arizona.

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