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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
04 Oct 1919 2
Newark, New Jersey 2
Death:
26 May 2003 2
New Milford, New Jersey 2
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Full Name:
Albert Bernard Wiest 2
Person:
Albert B Wiest 1
Level of Education: 3 years of college 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
04 Oct 1919 2
Newark, New Jersey 2
Male 2
Birth:
1919 1
New Jersey 1
Death:
26 May 2003 2
New Milford, New Jersey 2
Residence:
Place: Essex County, New Jersey 1
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Birth:
Mother: Hedwig Schuster 2
Father: Albert F. Wiest 2
Marriage:
Miriam Evelyn Personette 2
November 1943 2
New Jersey 2
Spouse Death Date: 10 Aug 1995 2
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
20 Nov 1942 1
Army Branch:
Signal Corps 1
Army Serial Number:
12187689 1
Enlistment Place:
New York City New York 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
Branch:
Signal Corps 2
Rank:
Technical Sergeant 2
Basic Training:
Atlantic City, New Jersey 3
Component:
Army of the United States 2
Enlistment:
20 Nov 1942 3
Honorable Discharge:
24 Oct 1945 4
Military Occupational Specialty:
953: Radar Repairman 2
Place of Enlistment:
New York, New York 2
Place of Separation:
Fort Dix, New Jersey 2
Radar School:
Camp Murphy, Florida 3
Radio School:
Chicago, Illinois 3
Serial Number:
12187689 2
Unit:
57th SAW Det. (Close Control), Co. "B", 563rd SAW Bn., 100th Fighter Wing, XIX TAC, 9th Air Force 2
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Occupation:
Mechanical Engineer 2
Religion:
Catholic 2
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 2
Occupation:
Draftsmen 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Battle Honors:
Ardennes-Alsace 1944-45: 16 December 1944 - 25 January 1945 5
Central Europe 1945: 22 March - 11 May 1945 5
Normandy 1944: 6 June - 24 July 1944 5
Northern France 1944: 25 July - 14 September 1944 5
Rhineland 1944-45: 15 September 1944 - 21 March 1945 5
ETO Service Chronology:
Station 01: Middle Wallop, England 3
Station 02: Ashford, England 3
Station 03: Biddenton, England 3
Station 04: Woodchurch, England 3
Station 05: Le Vast, France 3
Station 06: Hattonville, France 3
Station 07: Bouvron, France 3
Station 08: Manonville, France 3
Station 09: Distorf, France 3
Station 10: Tromborn, France 3
Station 11: Arsdorf, Luxembourg 3
Station 12: Wincrange, Luxembourg 3
Station 13: Sevenig, Germany 3
Station 14: Wallersheim, Germany 3
Station 15: Limburg, Germany 3
Station 16: Homberg, Germany 3
Station 17: Giernstadt, Germany 3
Station 18: Langenback, Germany 3
Station 19: Paulushofen, Germany 3
Station 20: Straubing, Germany 3
Station 21: Viechtach, Germany 3
Station 22: Bischofsmais, Germany 3
Military Awards:
American Campaign Service Medal: 23 Nov 1943 2
Army Good Conduct Medal: 1945 2
Army Occupation Service Medal (Germany): 20 May - 5 July 1945 6
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal: 5 Battle Stars 2
Marksman Badge: "Rifle" bar 2
Meritorious Unit Commendation: 13 January - 28 March 1945 6
WWII Victory Medal: 7 December 1941 - 31 December 1946 2
Source Information:
Box Number: 0101 1
Film Reel Number: 1.94 1

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Meritorious Unit Commendation Citation

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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting

the MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION tothe

563rd SIGNAL AIRCRAFT WARNING BATTALION

for service set forth in the following:

CITATION

“For outstanding performance and devotion to duty during the period 13 January 1945 to 28 March 1945.  This organization, because of its superior knowledge and performance of tactical operations, superb training, technical skill, spirit of cooperation, aggressiveness, and resourcefulness accomplished outstanding achievement relative to Aircraft Warning Service to the XIX Tactical Air Command throughout the continental campaign.  The superb efficiency and relentless efforts of all members of this command contributed materially in making possible the brilliant and successful onslaughts by aircraft of the command against the enemy during the Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe campaigns.  The accomplishment of this mission was extremely difficult and hazardous during the latter stages of the campaigns because of the rapid advance which necessitated constant leapfrogging of equipment and personnel.  That the Battalion was able at all times to furnish early aircraft warning to fighters and the fighter bombers as well as invaluable information on enemy ground targets reflects highly upon the 563rd Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion and is worthy of the highest traditions of the Military service.”

 

General Orders #59, Headquarters, XIX Tactical Air Command, 3 July 1945.

By command of General Sanders

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