Edward Clay Wigley

Recent Address: 4675 Wigley Rd., NE, Marietta, GA 30066-1601
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Family Info: Parents: Henry and Katie; Wife: Dorothy; Children: Diane, Gail, Larraine
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Date Entered Service: August 6, 1942
Service Number: 34358899
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 793rd
Location of Unit: Salina, KS; October 1943
Missions Flown: 35 Combat
Hump Missions: 25 A-7 Missions
Targets: A copy of flight record is on file in 58th Bomb Wing Memorial office.
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Unit Citation, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 1 Silver Star, Good Conduct Medal, 4 Bronze Stars, Overseas Service Bars (2), Aviation Badge, MM Carbine
Service Schools: AAFTS Radio Mechanic Mar 1943; AAFTTC Radar Mechanic & Operation Oct 1943
MOS: MOS 866-Radar Observer, MOS 521-Airman Basic
Rank Upon Discharge: S/Sgt
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-63356 Lassie, 42-24487 Bengal Lancer, 42-6265 Raiden Maiden, 42-63415 Jolly Roger, 42-6333 Camel Caravan
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Date Transferred from the 58th: August 22, 1945
Date Discharged: September 7, 1945
Post WWII Service: 1/19/47 to 1/18/50 Air National Guard, Headquarters 54th Fighter Wing, Marietta, GA, 216th Air Service Group Fighter -- MOS 759-Radio Operator, CNS.
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Lockheed Aircraft, Supervisor in Electronics, B-29, C-130, Jetstar, C-5, B-47 for 32 years. Retired for 22 years. Ran a TV & Radio repair shop for 3 years.
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Comments: Mr. Wigley passed away May 7, 2007 and is buried at Little River Methodist Church Cemetery in Woodstock, GA.

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