Polk County

Lt. John B. Wise



Lt. John B Wise Killed in Pacific

Mrs. Betty Votruba Wise, 415 Fifty-ninth st, received word last week that her husband, Lt. John B Wise, a navigator on a B-24, was killed Mar. 2 over Formosa. He would have been 24 today.

His sister, Virginia, now the wife of Capt. J.M. Fletcher, named her son born Friday night at Washington, D.C.
John Wise Fletcher after the lieutenant.

Lieutenant Wise is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wise, sr., Des Moines. He was a graduate of Roosevelt high school and attended Drake and Missouri universities before going into service three years ago. He had been overseas six months. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Anne Colley, Des Moines.

Source: The Des Moines Register, April 1, 1945 (photo included)