Warren-Whitson Jr.-Obituary

Photo courtesy of Bill DeBerry Funeral Directors - Denton

Warren Pickard Whitson Jr.

Dec 14, 1918 - Aug 9, 2016 (Age 97)

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So sorry to hear of your loss.

Warren was a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot assigned to the 493rd Bomb Group/860th Bomb Squadron and stationed at Debach, England from December 1944 to April 7, 1945. On February 6, 1945, his 7th mission, his plane was shot down. Warren and 6 members of his crew evaded capture and eventually returned to Debach. Then, on April 7, his plane was again shot down; he and his crew were taken prisoner and served the last few weeks of the war as a POW.

Sincerest condolences from all of the volunteers at the 493rd BG Museum, Debach, England.

Warren served over here as a Pilot during WWII flying 19 missions before being taken POW for the last weeks of the War.

Warren was a wonderful man and friend! Always cheerful and friendly! He will be missed, but God bless his family with the wonderful memories they have.

We so enjoyed the times we spent with Mr. Whitson, and feel very fortunate to have known him. The stories he shared came alive as he told them. He lived a full life, and we feel blessed to have been a very small part of it for many years.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

My prayer are for each of you to be comforted during this difficult time

Nell Hargrove


Warren's Obituary

Warren Pickard Whitson, Jr. was born on December 14, 1918 and passed away on August 9, 2016.Warren was quite the decorated individual, and achieved many accomplishments during his time here on earth. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1940, and remained a devoted Longhorn fan for the...

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