Clarence Ellsworth Wistey

Navy Badge
  • Name: Clarence Ellsworth Wistey
  • Location of Birth: Clear Lake, Iowa
  • Date of Birth: November 19, 1911
  • Date of Death: August 26, 1977 (65 years old)
  • Parents: Albert Wistey and Louisa (Olsen) Wistey
  • High School and Class:
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: CM1 (Mechanical Petty Officer 1st Class, or Carpenter's Mate 1st Class, or Construction Mechanic Petty Officer 1st Class)
  • Branch: Navy
  • Other Branch: Seabees
  • Date Sworn In: February 6, 1942 (Enlistment Date)
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: October 26, 1945 (Discharge Date)
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    Clarence saw service with the Fourth Naval Construction Battalion at Dutch Harbor, Guam, and in the South Pacific during World War II.

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Clarence Ellsworth Wistey
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 29
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: November 19, 1911
    Birth Place: Clear Lake, Iowa, USA
    Residence Place: Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Registration Place: Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: L. McGee
    Height: 6' 1"
    Weight: 185
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Next of Kin: Louise Wistey (mother)

    Information in the United States, World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949:
    Name: Clarence Ellsworth Wistey
    Ship, Station or Activity: General GO Squier
    Ship Number or Designation: AP-130
    Muster Date: December 27, 1943

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Clarence was raised in Clear Lake, Iowa. During his senior year, he won all state honors as a tackle in football.

    Before enlisting in the Seabeas following Pearl Harbor, Clarence was in the Civilian Conservation Corps at 707 near Squaw Lake, Minnesota and was a gold miner for two years near the North Slope in Alaska.

    Following his discharge, Clarence was a commercial fisherman at Squaw Lake, Minnesota and a deputy sheriff of Itasca County for four years before becoming the custodian at the Squaw Lake School for twenty years.

    He was a charter member of the VFW Hale Post 9694, a member of the church council of Centennial Lutheran, a member of the board of directors of the Squaw Lake Coop, and a member of the Squaw Lake village council for over twenty years.

    Survivors include his wife, Vienna, one son, Barry; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Jacobs, and two brothers, H. E. Wistey and Glenn.

    Clarence is buried in the Squaw Lake Cemetery at Squaw Lake, Minnesota. (Section 3, Row 3)

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