“The Good Lord Was Always with Me” – Elton Wilson, WWII “Hump Pilot”

West Texans are friendly folk, quick to smile, eager to help, private with their emotions, strong in their convictions. Robert Elton Wilson, Jr. was no exception. The vast Texas plains were his home, the only life he knew. That was about to change. World War II and the Army Air Corps would open a new world to this comely young man who had stayed close to his roots.


Elton’s new military name was Bob. And his new