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World War II 1
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Birth:
14 Aug 2014 2
Death:
30 Jun 1962 2
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Person:
William F Wigger 1
Level of Education: 2 years of college 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
14 Aug 2014 2
Male 2
Birth:
1920 1
Missouri 1
Death:
30 Jun 1962 2
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Place: Marion County, Missouri 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
17 Dec 1941 1
Army Branch:
Medical Administrative Corps - For Officers only 1
Army Serial Number:
17034349 1
Enlistment Place:
Jefferson Barracks Missouri 1
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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
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Civil Life 1
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White 1
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Box Number: 0242 1
Film Reel Number: 2.99 1

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Wm F Wigger, US AAC /USAF Career/310th Bomb Group

North Africa

1959
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William Franklin Wigger

WIGGER, William F., 2Lt., Pilot, Enlistment Service #: 17034349
Officer's Service #: O-663110

MISSING IN ACTION on 12 March 1943~POW~On Sea Sweep Bombing Mission off the
Coast of Tunisia, the plane was hit by the heavy barrage of anti-aircraft
fire, crashed into the water and exploded. All 5 crew members survived, but
they were captured by the enemy and held as Prisoners Of War.

May 1943~381stBS
Also, on the second of May, (1943) word was received from the German
Government that 1st Lt. Elwin F. Schrupp, Pilot; 2nd Lt. William F. Wigger,
Co-pilot; and Sgt. Edwin N. Nelson, Radio-Gunner were being held as prisoners of
war. They had been shot down on 12 March 43 while on a Sea Search off the
Tunisian Coast. The communication did not mention S/Sgt. William (NMI)
Follansbee, Bombardier, or Cpl. Robert R. Koehler, Gunner, the other members of
the crew.

A/C No. 41-13086 (MACR-? - shot down over target by AAA) (G)
P: Schrupp, Elwin F., 1Lt O-728115/17047334
CP: Wigger, William F., 2Lt O-663110/17034349
N:
B: Follansbee, William (NMI), S/Sgt 19056161
E:
R: Nelson, Edwin N., S/Sgt 37271588
G: Koehler, Robert R., Cpl 16068793
N:
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World War II Army Enlistment Records, ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 17034349
NAME WIGGER  WILLIAM  F 
RESIDENCE: STATE MISSOURI  RESIDENCE: COUNTY MARION
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT  JEFFERSON BARRACKS MISSOURI
DATE OF ENLISTMENT 17 Dec. 1941
 Aviation Cadet   Air Corps
BRANCH: ARMY Air Corps
NATIVITY  MISSOURI
YEAR OF BIRTH 20  RACE AND CITIZENSHIP White, citizen
EDUCATION 6/ 2 years of college
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World War II Prisoners of War,  SERIAL NUMBER O&663110
NAME WIGGER WILLIAM F   LT Second Lieutenant 
ARMY  Air Corps   DATE REPORT:  12 March, 1943
STATE OF RESIDENCE  Missouri
PARENT UNIT NUMBER 310 BG   North African Theatre: Tunisia
LATEST REPORT DATE:  21 July, 1945
Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated DETAINING POWER  GERMANY
CAMP  Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12
(Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
REP     POW TRANSPORT SHIPS
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Newspaper: Salina Journal, The
Publication: 17 Dec 1959 - Salina, Kansas

Lt. Col. William F. Wigger's assignment to Schilling AFB
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Newspaper: Tucson Daily Citizen
Publication: 28 Sep 1961 - Tucson, Arizona
"Moving is Fun, But Unpacking is a Chore"

Mrs. Wigger on Moving so many times
Names their Children
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Newspaper: Yuma Daily Sun And The Yuma Arizona Sentinel, The
Publication: 2 Jul 1962 - Yuma, Arizona
"Col. W.F. Wigger Dies at the Age of 41"
Birth: 14 Aug 1920   Death: 30 Jun 1962 - Hannibal, Marion, Missouri, USA

310th Bomb Group War Diary for Dec.1942

Africa

310th Bomb Group WAR-Diary;  "On 27 Dec.1942 Lt.'s Pemberton and Wigger were agreeably surprised to learn that Capt. Allen (379th BS) had flown down in his B-25, in order to pick them up and take them to an advanced base."

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