Bio: Sischo, Edwin (1953)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Sischo, Sollberger 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) September 24, 1953  

Sischo, Edwin (1953)  

Edwin Sischo Fights Off Hungry Sharks in Atlantic - Staff Sergeant Edwin Sischo was fighting a shark last Friday, with the Atlantic all around him, but he will be with his home folks in a few days, upon the solid soil of the Town of Hewett.  He gave the word of his prospective return to the William Sollbergers, and asked them to relay it to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Sischo. 

Edwin Sischo was one of the nine survivors of a B-29 plane which crashed into the Atlantic last Friday.  He and a companion spent 18 hours on a rubber life raft built for one. They fought off with a miniature oar a hungry shark which kept circling their raft.  They were finally picked up by a rescue plane. 

Edwin Sischo gave the word that he is in good condition, needing no medical attention. 



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