Interviewees

Wiswall, Frank A.

  • Links to Oral History Sessions: Wiswall, Frank A. 1 (April 25, 2008)
    Wiswall, Frank A. 2 (April 25, 2008)
  • Conflict(s): World War II; Cold War
  • Military Branch & Unit: Army; Army Air Forces; Air Force
  • Theater(s): European
  • US Army Regiment: 102nd Cavalry
  • US Army Other: B Troop
  • Air Force Squadron: 301st Air Refueling Squadron
  • US Eighth Air Force: Military Occupation: Bombardier
  • US Eighth Air Force: Final Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Description:

LtCol Wiswall served in a NJ National Guard (US Army) horse cavalry unit that was federalized prior to WWII. He then transferred into the US Army Air Forces and became a bombardier on a B-24 in the Eighth Air Force. He also developed the method of blind synchronous bombing during WWII. He served in the USAF Reserves and was recalled to duty in the Korean War with an air refueling squadron in the United States and the Pacific.