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James E Schneider



Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron
  • 545th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29931 Satan's Workshop

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/3/43; Casper 28/3/43; Tinker 10/4/43; Memphis 16/4/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD- ] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43 JAYBIRD; transferred 360BS/303BG [PU-L] Molesworth 13/7/43; Missing in Action Bernburg 22/2/44 with George Underwood, Co...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...


Event Location Date
Born Ohio, USA 1920
Lived in Wayne County, MI 1942
Enlisted Detroit, Michigan 21 May 1942

Detroit, Michigan

Transferred 1 October 1943

James E. Schneider (612) was transferred from the 303rd Bomb Group to the 384th Bomb Group per paragraph 12, Special Order #13, Headquarters, 1st Bomb Division, 28 September 1943 and further assigned to the 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Order #107, 1 October 1943.


Date Contributor Update
15 May 2019 00:36:08 bombercommand Changes to highest rank

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07 May 2019 09:46:41 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Service number 17064877 relates to Brumback, Charles E

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28 February 2015 18:38:48 bombercommand Changes to events, unit associations and media associations

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27 September 2014 18:14:19 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /