Paul C. Wiley (#O-1306922)

Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Foxcroft, Maine
December 16, 1913
First Lieutenant

83rd Infantry

Paul C. Wiley was born in Foxcroft, Piscataquis County, Maine, on December 16, 1913 to Fred F. Wiley and Alice Vina (Coy) Wiley.

Paul C. Wiley entered the service as a draftee (#31000317) on January 16, 1941 at Bangor, Maine. At that time, his marital status was single without dependents, he had 4 years of high school education and his civilian occupation was "Unskilled amusement, recreation, and motion picture occupations, n.e.c. ". He became an officer (#O-1306922) at an unknown moment in time between 1941 & 1944. By 1944 he had promoted to 1st Lieutenant and was assigned to D Company, 329th Infantry Regiment as a Platoon Leader.

The Morning Report from July 5, 1944 listed "O-1306922 Wiley, Paul C. 1st Lt." as from duty to hospital LWA.

The Morning Report from October 4, 1944 listed "O-1306922 Wiley, Paul C. 1st Lt." as MIA 28 September 1944. He was a POW at Oflag 64 which was a World War II German prisoner-of-war camp for officers located at Szubin a few miles south of Bydgoszcz, in Pomorze, Poland. It was probably the only German POW camp set up exclusively for U.S. Army ground component officers. He survived his ordeal and stayed in the Army until his retirement on May 4, 1961.

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