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Sgt. Frederick Schmidt


Born: 30 November 1924 - Maywood, Illinois

Parents: Solomon Schmidt & Amalia Schneider-Schmidt

Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers

Home:

    - 507 South Eleventh Avenue - Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - St. Paul Lutheran School - Melrose Park, Illinois

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1942

Inducted:

    - U.S. Army Air Corps

        - March 1943

Training:

    - Sheppard Army Airfield, Wichita Falls, Texas

    - Lincoln Army Airfield, Lincoln, Nebraska

        - waist gunner
    - Peterson Airfield, Colorado Springs, Colorado
        - combat crew training school
            - Liberator bomber

Serial Number: 36739281

Unit: 755th Bomb Squadron,  458th Bomb Group (Heavy), 8th Air Force

Stationed:

    - 31 July 44 - Horsham St. Faith, England

Plane: B-24 - "Chicago Shirl"

    - member of 1st Lt. Frank H. Morris's crew - crew photo

Engagements:

    - 1st Mission - 12 August 1944

        - airfield - Mourmelon, France

    - three bombing missions between 12 August 1944 to 25 August 1944

    - Last Mission - 25 August 1944

        - Dornier Aircraft Factory - Lubeck, Germany

 - Killed in Action:

     - 25 August 1944

        - plane hit by flak - Slyt, Germany

        - plane stayed level for five minutes allowing  crew members to bail out

        - plane blew up before Schmidt and two other crew members could bail out

Buried:

    - 26 August 1944 - Cemetery Leck, Germany

Reburied:

     - 14 June 1949 - Mount Auburn Cemetery - Stickney, Illinois

Note:  His brother, David, was also Killed in Action in 1944


 

 

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