Capt. Wade Vance Baise, Jr.
I am looking for information on my father's unit during WWll. He went to radar school in Florida where he was trained on the SCR-518,521,535,540 radar systems. He left there and went for pilot training. After completing pilot training he was assigned to Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. From there he left for California and then overseas in July of 1944. He was a Captain at this time. He was originally assigned to the HQ, 70th AACS Group where he was listed as Operations Officer. In August of 1944 he was reassigned to the 145th AACS Squadron. As far as I can tell, he stayed there until he returned from overseas. Overseas, he served in the No. Solomon's ,New Guinea, New Caledona, Bismarck-Archipelago, and Western Pacific.I know that he flew a C-47 and my uncle says that he also flew a B-25 (one that was not equipped for bombing) although I have found nothing to support that. His C-47 was called the "Dopey Jane" which was named for my mother. Her nickname was "Dopey" and her first name was Jane.I was hoping that someone might be able to shed some light on what duties he might have performed while overseas. He never talked much about his time there and I was only 15 at the time of his death in 1975. My uncle says that they kept a plane in the air around the clock, something to do with communications. My uncle doesn't always remember things correctly though. I do know that he flew and was Radar qualified. If anyone could shed some light on what role his unit played in the war, I would greatly appreciate it.Thank you for your time. Earl Baise email@example.com (336)227-3454