9 January 1945 — Isley Field, Saipan, Mariana Islands
Irving Robert Wirth
Enlisted as a Private in the Army Air Forces on 11 February 1943 at Chicago, Illinois. Underwent B-29 aircraft transition and combat crew training at Smoky Hill Army Air Field, Kansas. In September 1944, deployed to the Central Pacific Theatre of Operations and was assigned to 20th Air Force, XXI Bomber Command, 73rd Bomb Wing, 499th Bombardment Group, 877th Bomb Squadron stationed at Isley Field on Saipan in the Mariana Islands. He was the last person to talk via radio with the aircrew of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress nicknamed “Wugged Wascal” (Serial #42-24658) Tail Code: V-Square-3.