Woodward III, Jabish Hisey

Jabish “Woody” Hisey Woodward III, Captain, USAF (Retired)
January 02, 1932 – June 28, 2010

United Airlines Capt. J.H. “Woody” Woodward III (USAF Officer) died Monday, June 28, 2010 at age 78. He was most proud of his loving wife Sharon, their children and grandchildren. Woody was an inspiration to many.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 3 to 9 p.m., Hallowell & James, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside Service, Community Presbyterian Church, 7 p.m., 39 N. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills. Interment, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) – Friday, July 2, 2010.


March 28, 2013
Sharon: I was honored to have served with then-Lt. Woodward in the 2157th in Korea in 1955. I was a medic and flew as aircrew member with him on many occasions. He was a great pilot and well-liked and highly-respected by the enlisted personnel of the 2157th. He was known for his good nature and great sense of humor. My condolences on your and your family’s loss.
Anthony Santore


June 30, 2010
Sharon-we were so sad to hear of Woody’s death. We are glad that we were able to meet him over the years. We are unable to come for the service, but you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Love, Carl & Kathy
Kathleen Baio, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.

June 30, 2010
Sharon: Allow me to pass along the condolences of the members of Acappellago who cannot attend any of the services for Woody. We enjoyed having him in our midst, even though that time was limited. He brought a lot of enthusiasm to the music. About half of us will be singing at the services on Thursday night. Pat Smith
Patricia Smith, Forest View, Illinois

Woody Woodward graduated from helicopter school at Gary AFB, San Marcos, TX. in September, 1954 and was then assigned to one of the helicopter squadrons at Sewart AFB, TN. Starting in 1955 these squadrons transitioned to the H-21’s. In early 1955 Woody was flying H-19’s and was assigned TDY to “Operation Teapot”, the above-ground nuclear test.  In May, 1955 Woody was assigned to K-14 (Kimpo), Korea as an H-19 pilot with the 2157th Air Rescue Sqdn. On 8 April 1956, the 2157th ARS was deactivated and became a detachment of the 39th ARSq. Woody remained with the 39th ARS detachment until his tour ended the beginning of June 1956.

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