Wise, Joseph William

Individual Personnel Data
Name Wise, Joseph William   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-683624   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 11 February 1944
Results Evaded Capture
See Escape and Evasion Report Number 1279 (3.701 MB)
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 2530 (16.260 MB)
Escape & Evasion Report # 1279 (3.701 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Corcoran, John JosephPilotCT
2nd Lt. Wise, Joseph WilliamCo-pilotEV
2nd Lt. Schmalzried, George FrederickNavigatorEV
2nd Lt. Murphy, David WilliamsBombardierCT
S/SGT. Bowles, Charles PercyRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Hailey, Harold CharlesEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Tenborg, George LaurenceBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Hosmer, Richard ClydeTail GunnerCT
S/SGT. Leonard, Frank ValentineFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Slife, Harry FrancisFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 8 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
40 5 December 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Co-pilot 42‑31058 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. Crew list includes Captain H H Stroud, a medical officer, with position given as M: he is entered as an 'Observer' on this sortie because he was observing the medical aspects of conditions experienced by the crew in combat. Landed away at RNAS Henstridge, Dorsetshire.
Sortie Report
44 20 December 1943 Target: Port Area/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37776 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Attlebridge due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
51 7 January 1944 Target: Powerhouse
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37776 Aborted mission after taking off.
Became separated from formation in dense coulds after group assembly; failed to make wing rendezvous.
Sortie Report
52 11 January 1944 Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37848 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑39991 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑39991 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
59 5 February 1944 Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Co-pilot 42‑39991 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Co-pilot 42‑39991 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
62 11 February 1944 Target: Propeller Factory (Foundry)
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑40005 Combat Mission Credit
Last seen at 1240 hrs 20 mi west of Frankfurt, losing altitude rapidly but under control; aircraft made a right turn toward another formation, continued losing altitude, dropping into clouds; Damaged by enemy aircraft; crashed near Valenciennes, France (9 km SE, per German report). MACR 2530
Sortie Report

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