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Albert B Wiest

Military

MOS: 953 - Radio Repairman, Reporting Equipment. Assigned to the 57th Signal Aircraft Warning Detachment (Close Control), Company "B", 563rd Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion.

Service

Units served with

Associated Place

  • Andover

    Military site : airfield
    Andover was built in the First World War and used by the Royal Flying Corps, then the RAF. Home to the 370th Fighter Group in 1944, it was then handed back to the RAF. The airfield closed in 1976, and the site has since been used by the British Army.

  • Ashford

    Military site : airfield
    Built as an Advanced Landing Ground for the RAF in 1942-1943, Ashford was improved and made ready for the Ninth Air Force in 1944. The 406th Fighter Group operated from the airfield in 1944, before the airfield was returned to RAF use and returned to...

  • Middle Wallop

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber station with a grass airfield, concrete perimeter track and hardstandings, Middle Wallop opened as a training base in April 1940, before construction was complete. Used as an RAF day-fighter and night-fighter base during 1940...

  • Woodchurch

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Advanced Landing Ground used in 1943 with temporary runways and buildings, Woodchurch was handed to the Ninth Air Force in 1944, where it was the brief home of the 373rd Fighter Group. It was abandoned and dismantled in 1944-1945. . The present...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Newark, NJ, USA 4 October 1919
Enlisted New York, NY, USA 20 November 1942
Discharged Fort Dix, NJ, USA 24 October 1945
Died New Milford, NJ, USA 26 May 2003

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2014 00:08:05 jmchristel Changes to events
Sources

Personal papers and photographs; DD-214

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2014 18:45:30 jmchristel Changes to highest rank
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Corrected Rank

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 06:20:55 jmchristel Changes to biography
Sources

DD-214; personal papers and photographs

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 03:51:29 jmchristel Changes to unit associations
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Personal papers and photographs

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2014 15:11:21 jmchristel Changes to unit associations
Sources

DD-214; personal papers and photographs

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2014 15:09:52 jmchristel Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Sources: DD-214; personal papers and photographs

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