|courtesy of the Phinney family|
Wimburne was a carpenter's apprentice when he was drafted in April 1943. He was sent to Europe after his basic military training and on 4 Sep 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to Headquarters and Headquarters Company 2nd Battalion 116th Infantry which then attacking Brest. CPL Phinney's military occupational specialty (MOS) is recorded as 803-field musician which means he was the company bugler but really was mostly a messenger/runner and support for the operations of the battalion. CPL Phinney was killed in action on 7 Oct 1944 in the vicinity of Kerkrade, Holland.
CPL Phinney rests forever in the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery.
Brother, Keith L. Phinney, was a B-17 bomber pilot during the war.