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World War II 1
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Army 1
Birth:
1919 1
Missouri 1
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Person:
Joseph E Wisby 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1919 1
Missouri 1
Residence:
Place: Webster County, Missouri 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
03 Nov 1942 1
Army Branch:
Medical Administrative Corps - For Officers only 1
Army Serial Number:
17160006 1
Enlistment Place:
Jefferson Barracks Missouri 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
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Occupation:
Machinists 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
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Box Number: 0258 1
Film Reel Number: 2.115 1

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WWII Lt Wisby, 27thFG Shot-down POW

Italy

P-40 Warhawk Fighter Escort

Lt Wisby 27th FG / 522 FS - Lt Wisby was shot-down on 29 Jan. 1945 in his P-47 "Betty II".  He was captured and became a POW at the "  Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria   " (Shot-Down ON his 26th Birthday!)

***  This CRASH is being investigated by the "Air Crash PO" Team in Italy, Team Leader Prof. Ago Alberti is heading up the documentation of the actual CRASH SITE.  Special THANKS to Researchers Patti Johnson, Bob Shank and Barbara Connolly.

Lt. Joseph Edgar Wisby, stayed in the Air Force after WW II, and rose to the rank of Lt. Col.
He died 26 March 1979, and is buried in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.

War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938 - 1946
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 17160006  NAME WISBY JOSEPH  E   RESIDENCE: STATE  MISSOURI  : COUNTY  WEBSTER  PLACE OF ENLISTMENT  JEFFERSON BARRACKS MISSOURI
DATE OF ENLISTMENT 03 Nov. 1942  GRADE:   Private   BRANCH: AC# Air Corps 
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL  Civil Life  NATIVITY   MISSOURI  YEAR OF BIRTH 1919
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP  White, citizen  EDUCATION 4 years of high school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION   Machinists  MARITAL STATUS  Single, without dependents 
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Records of World War II Prisoners of War, 1942 - 1946
SERIAL NUMBER O&710807   NAME WISBY JOSEPH E WISBY JOSEPH E   GRADE, ALPHA 1 LT First Lieutenant  GRADE CODE   First Lieutenant  SERVICE CODE   ARMY  ARM OR SERVICE AC Air Corps  : AIR CORPS
DATE REPORT:  29  Jan. 1945  RACIAL GROUP;  WHITE  TYPE OF ORGANIZATION 280 Communications
PARENT UNIT NUMBER 0027  PARENT UNIT TYPE 33 Harbor Defense/Group Headquarters
AREA 98 North African Theatre: Italy;  LATEST REPORT DATE:   16 June, 1945
SOURCE OF REPORT 1 Individual has been reported through sources considered official.
STATUS Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated  DETAINING POWER 1 GERMANY
CAMP 033 Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
REP         POW TRANSPORT SHIPS
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Social Security Death Index  Name:Joseph Wisby  State of Issue:Missouri  Date of Birth:Wednesday January 29, 1919
Date of Death:March 1979  Est. Age at Death: 60 years, 1 months  Location of Last Benefit Paid:  City: Aurora; Centennial
County: Arapahoe   State: Colorado
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WISBY, JOSEPH E    LTCOL US AIR FORCE  WORLD WAR II, KOREA  DATE OF BIRTH: 01/29/1919
DATE OF DEATH: 03/26/1979  BURIED AT: SECTION R SITE 2708   FT. LOGAN NATIONAL CEMETERY
4400 WEST KENYON AVENUE DENVER, CO 80236  

Lt Joseph Wisby, Fighter Pilot-Shot-down 1945-POW

Germany

Lt Wisby;  Records of World War II Prisoners of War, 1942 - 1946
SERIAL NUMBER O&710807     JOSEPH E WISBY   POW 29 Jan. 1945 (Shot-down, Po Valley)

 Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11 

~~~~~~ His FAMILY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

1930 Census/Ozark/Webster Co./Missouri/Roll: 1251/ED: 16/Page: 4B
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas M Wisby/Head/62
Mattie A Wisby/Wife/55
Luther E Wisby/Son/24
Hubert E Wisby/Son/17
Joseph E Wisby/Son/11
Harold Rush/Servant/25
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 1940  Census/
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas M Wisby/head/72
Mattie Wisby/Wife/64
Hubert E Wisby/Son/26
Joe E Wisby/Son/21
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U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989   Name: Jos E Wisby  Gender: M (Male)   Residence Year: 1952
Street Address: 906 S Kickapoo   Residence Place: Springfield, Missouri   Occupation: Usaf (United States Air Force)
Spouse: L Audrey Wisby      Publication Title: Springfield, Missouri, City Directory, 1952
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U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2    Name: Joseph E Wisby   Birth Date: 29 Jan 1919
Address: 3257 S Parker Rd # 4, Denver, CO, 80014-3240
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He had 3 OLDER Brothers.  BROTHERS:
Edwin WISBY1899 –
Luther WISBY1906 – 1956
Hubert Eugene WISBY1912 – 1975
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Joseph E. Wisby was married to a lady named L. Audrey (Nee UNKNOWN) Wisby.

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