1945 — Italy
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
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
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
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