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1st Lieutenant U. S. Army Air Corps Lester Allen Wise, 8th Air Force, 385th Bomb Group, 548th Bomb Squadron. I believe this picture was taken just after flight school graduation in 1944.



  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...


  • Lester Wise

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Lester Allen Wise was born June 27, 1922 and grew up on a farm in Midland, Michigan as an only child, son of Carry Addison Wise and Dora Ethel Sellers. ...


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04 July 2017 04:14:02 Virginiawise50 Changes to caption

Virginia Wise, eldest child of Lester Allen Wise

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04 July 2017 04:00:54 Virginiawise50 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Virginia Wise, eldest daughter of Lester Allen Wise