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Schaloske, 1st Lt. Robert A.

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1st Lt. Robert August Schaloske 
Born: 5 April 1921 – Forest Park, Illinois 
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 
Employed: Western Tire and Automotive 
Enlisted: 
– 2 October 1942 
Serial Number: O&705624 
Training: 
– Camp Hulen Army Airfield, Texas 
– Enid, Oklahoma 
– completed a nine-week course 
– Aloe Army Airfield, Texas 
– pilot 
Unit: 
– 315th Fighter Squadron, 324th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force 
– flew P-40F 
Stationed: 
– Menzel Heuer, 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 Tubingen Tubingen Wurttemberg 48 – 09 
Original Burial: 
– Lorraine American Military Cemetery, St. Avold, France 
Reburied: 
– 6 August 1949 – Forest Home Cemetery – Forest Park, Illinois 
– Section: 28 Lot: 56 
Medals: 
– Purple Heart 

 

Schaloske Grave

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