Schaloske

 

1st Lt. Robert August Schaloske


Born: 5 April 1921

Parents: Daniel & Emilie Schaloske

    - parents divorced

Siblings: 1 sister

Home:

    - 236 Lathrope Avenue - Forest Park, Illinois

Education:

    - St. John's Lutheran School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1939

Enlisted:

    - 2 October 1942

Serial Number: O&705624

Training: 

    - Camp Hulen Army Airfield, Texas

    - Aloe Army Airfield, Texas

        - pilot

Unit: 

    - 315th Fighter Squadron, 324th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force

        - flew P-40F

Stationed:

    - Menzel Heurr, Tunisia - 3 October 1943

    - Cercola, Italy - 27 October 1943

    - LeBanca Airfield, Italy - 7 June 1944

    - Montalto Di Castro, Italy - 15 June 1944

    - Corsica, 19 July 1944

    - Le Luc, France - 22 August 1944

    - Istres, France - 1 September 1944

    - Amberieu, Franc - 6 September 1944

    - Tavaux, France - 17 September 1944

Engagements:

    - Battle of Tunisia

    - Battle of Italy

    - Battle of Corsica

    - Battle of France

    - Battle of Germany

        - 15 December 1944

            - plane shot down over Tubegin, Germany

            - wounded during engagement

            - 16 December 1944 - captured by Germans

Died:

    - 28 December 1944 - of wounds

        - Lazaret Tubigen Tubigen Wuttemberg 48 - 09 

Original Burial:

    - Lorraine American Military Cemetery, St. Avold, France

 Buried:

    - 6 August 1949 - Forest Home Cemetery - Forest Park, Illinois

        - Section:  28   Lot:  56

Medals:

    - Purple Heart


 

 

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