- 1925 North Dakota census, Easby
E.G. Wild, 32 years old. Mrs. E.G. Wild, 24 years old. Edward Wild, 1 year old.
1930 US Census, Easby, Cavalier County, North Dakota
Household headed by Edward G. Wild, 37 years old, married 30 years old at first marriage, able to read and write, born in North Dakota, both parents born Canada-English, occupation farmer, general farm. Wife Dorothy D. Wild, 29 years old, 22 years old at first marriage, able to read and write, born in Minnesota, father born in Iowa, mother born in Canada-English, occupation none. Son Edward G., 6 years old. Son Robert W., 4 years old. Son David, 3 years old. Daughter Dorothy A., 3 years old. Daughter Joyce M., 1 year old. All of the children born in North Dakota. None of the children in school. The household also included a 29 year old farm laborer, born in Iowa.
1940 US Census, Easby, Cavalier County, North Dakota
Household headed by Edward G. Wild; owner; home value $4000; 47 years old; born in North Dakota; completed 8th grade; worked 60 hours during week of March 24-30, 1940; occupation farmer. Wife Dorothy D. Wild, 39 years old, born in Minnesota, completed high school, occupation housework. Son Edward G. Wild, 16 years old, completed 1 year of high school, born in North Dakota. Son Robert W. Wild, 14 years old, born in North Dakota, completed 8th grade. Son David D. Wild, 13 years old, completed 7th grade. Daughter Dorothy A. Wild, 13 years old, completed 6th grade. Daughter Joyce M. Wild, 11 years old, completed 5th grade. Daughter Barbara L. Wild, 9 years old, completed 2nd grade. Son Peter W. Wild, 7 years old, completed 1st grade. Daughter Susan M. Wild, 6 months old.
Three At Missouri Air Corps Center
From college to army air corps was almost an overnight change for Ted Wild, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Wild of Osnabrock. Attending the State School of Science at Wahpeton, Ted was awaiting his call to active duty in the air corps, having been sworn in at Minneapolis last November. The call came Friday, he was notified of it by his parents and he left Wahpeton Saturday. He reported at Minneapolis and is now at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., before going to a pre-flight school for further training.
Flight Officer Ted Wild Dies in Crash
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...people as "Teddy" Wild, having attained a wide circle of acquaintances as a St. Alphonsus high school basketball player. After attending Osnabrock consolidated school he had come to Langdon to attend St. Alphonsus high school, from which he was graduated with salutatory honors in the class of 1942. He attended State School of Science at Wahpeton during the fall following his graduation, until he was called for training in the army air forces. He was a member of the SSS football squad.
Edward George, son of Edward G. and Dorothy D. Wild, was born December 29, 1923, at Minneapolis and was reared at the Wild family farm home in Easby township. He enlisted in the army air forces in November 1942, while attending the State School of Science, and was called for active duty February 23, 1943. He received his basic training at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and after that was assigned to Moorhead State Teachers college in March 1943 for preliminary pre-flight training. He made his first solo flight there in May 1943. The next month he was transferred to Santa Ana, Calif., for pre-flight training. There he was classified for pilot training. He reported at the Claiborne Flight academy at Wickenburg, Arizona. His basic flight training started at Marana army air base at Tucson, Ariz., in December.
His advanced training at Williams Field, near Chandler, Ariz., started in mid-January and culminated April 15, when he received his wings and was commisisoned a flight officer. Later that month he was transferred to Ajo, Ariz., for gunnery training and target practice. Advanced training in P-39 planes followed at Victorville, Calif., and continued until he came home on furlough in late May. In June he was assigned to the replacement center at the Salinas army air base in California.
From early August until mid-September he was stationed at the army air base at Portland, Ore., where he gained 80 hours of flying time in the new P-63, the "Black Widow" plane, a new much-advanced single-engine fighter plane which is not yet in combat. He reported at the Van Nuys base in mid-September for gunnery combat training in P-38 planes, twin-engine fighters. He expected to be ordered to a port of embarkation in December.
Four sister and three brothers survive with their parents. The sisters are Dorothy, Joyce, Barbara and Mary Susan, and the brothers are Robert, David and Peter. All of them are at home except Robert, who is a seaman second class in the navy and who arrived Monday from Memphis, Tenn., where he attends a navy radio school.
Obituary from unknown newspaper:
Flight Officer Edward George Wild, Jr., 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Wild of Osnabrock, was killed Nov. 3, 1944, in an airplane accident near Lancaster, Calif., while on a routine training mission from Van Nuys, Calif., army air field. He was a student at Wahpeton School of Science when he entered service Feb 23, 1943. He trained at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., MSTC, Moorhead, Santa Ana, Calif., and Wickenburg, Tucson and Chandler, Ariz., being appointed flight officer at the latter field. He later trained at Victorville and Van Nuys, Calif. Besides his parents he leaves four sisters and three brothers, one of whom, Seaman, 2nd class, Robert, in the navy, is stationed at Memphis, Tenn.
Osnabrock Pilot Killed in Crash
Funeral services were held in Langdon Friday for Flight Officer Edward George Wild Jr., 20 years old, who was killed November 3 in an airplane accident near Lancaster, Calif., while he was on a routine training mission from the Van Nuys, Calif. air base. He was well known in the Langdon district, having been a prominent basketball player while attending St. Alphonsus high school. He graduated from the school as salutatorian in 1942. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Wild, was born December 23, 1923 in Minneapolis and was reared at the family home in Easby township. He enlisted in the army air corps in November, 1942, while attending the State School of Science at Wahpeton, and was called into active service February 23, 1943. He received his wings and commission at Williams Field, Ariz. last April 15. He later trained as a fighter pilot and was expecting orders to embark in December.