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Wilson Family Papers

An inventory their papers at the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives at Syracuse University.

Finding aid created by: Cara A. Howe
Date: 2013

Biography OR Historical Note

June and Jim Wilson are residents of the Lockerbie area and lived on the outskirts of Tundergarth in December, 1988 when Pan Am 103 fell from the sky. The cockpit of the Clipper Maid of the Seas landed in a field near Tundergarth and the Wilson's farm was a very short distance from there. Their fields would be important points in the search effort as many bodies fell on their land. The Wilsons spent days feeding the police and investigators and dealing with the aftermath of the crash, which would extend into the new year. Media intrusions were a few of the hardships the family faced in the days following the crash.

Scope and Content Note

The Wilson Family Collection contains three series: Clippings, Printed Materials and Subject Files. The Subject Files collection contains the personal account of June Wilson, whose farm was on the outskirts of Tundergarth (where the cockpit fell) and was heavily impacted by debris and the resultant search and investigation efforts. June Wilson's personal account of the days following the crash is included under Subject Files and provides a rare insight into the experiences of the residents of Lockerbie. The account is poignant yet still informative and much may be learned by reading it. Materials relating to the group U.K. Families-Flight 103 are also found in this collection as well as those of the Community Liaison Office in Lockerbie.


Access Restrictions:

There are no access restrictions for this collection.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from the Pan Am Flight 103 Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

The Pan Am Flight 103 Archives contains additional materials and information related to the Wilson Family Papers. Related collections include:

Pan Am 103 Story Archives Collection

Shannon Davis Family Collection

Selected Search Terms


Wilson family.
Wilson, Jim.
Wilson, June.


Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Incident, 1988.
Lockerbie (Scotland)

Types of Material

Clippings (information artifacts)
Minutes (administrative records)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Wilson Family Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The Wilson Family Papers were donated to the Archives by June and Jim Wilson in 2012.

Processing Information

The Wilson Family Papers are processed.


The Wilson Family Papers are arranged alphabetically within each series.

Table of Contents


Printed Materials

Subject Files